Amulet of Pataikos (?)
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), El-Kurru, Ku 53
Height: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
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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.
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