Amulet of Pataikos
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), El-Kurru, Ku 53
Height: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet is of a blue glazed faience standing figure with a knife in each hand and a scarab on his head, representing Pataikos. There is a suspension hole through the scarab. On the Reverse lies an “ankh”, disc, and eye of Horus (wedjat) in low relief. It is housed with 24.688.
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