Amulet of Pataikos (?)

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), El-Kurru, Ku 53

Dimensions

Height: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.688

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet is made of a blue glazed faience figure standing on two crocodiles, with a knife in each hand, a serpent in his lips, and a scarab on his head. This may represent Pataikos. In reverse, a vertical column of hieroglyphic signs appear in sunk relief. It is housed with 24.689.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition