Amulet of Pataikos
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 53 (tomb of queen Tabiry)
Height x width x depth: 7.6 x 4 x 1.4 cm (3 x 1 9/16 x 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Made of green glazed faience, this amuet represents the protective god Pataikos. The god is pictured as a winged, round-bellied, nude dwarf wearing a tall, feathered headdress adorned with ram’s horns. On the reverse is a winged, lion-headed goddess crowned with a disc and uraeus.
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