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Amulet of Pataikos

This amulet is of the head of Pataikos (fits with body 25-2-36).

Provenance

From Giza. St. 7400, south of mastaba 7410. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 1.7 x 1.4 cm (11/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.1928

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets