Amulet of Pataikos
Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka or Taharqa
Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Meroe
Height: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This faience figure of Pataikos has a faded glaze. He has a scarab on head, hawks on his shoulders and crocodiles under his feet. Winged Sekhmet is at the back, and there is an incised eye on the base.
From Meroe (Beg. W), 605. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition