Amulet of Pataikos (?)

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 6.8 x 3.7 cm (2 11/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.689

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet is made of a green glazed faience. Pataikos holds a knife in each hand, a serpent in his mouth, standing on two crocodiles, and with a scarab on his head. There is a suspension ring at the back of the head.

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