Amulet of Pataikos (?)
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), El-Kurru, Ku 53
Height x width: 6.8 x 3.7 cm (2 11/16 x 1 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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