Amulet of Pataikos
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), El-Kurru, Ku 53
Height: 7.2 cm (2 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet is of a blue glazed faience standing figure with a knife in each hand. There is a scarab on the head, representing Pataikos, and cynocephalus crowned with disc on each shoulder.
There is also a sitting cat beside each leg. The arm and cynocephalus on the right side are missing. In reverse shows the cynocephalus sitting on “nub” sign, crowned horns and disc. It is housed with 24.685.
From el-Kurru, Ku. 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: January 1, 1924)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition