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Amulet of Pataikos

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This amulet is made of faience with blue glaze. It is a double faced figure; one side has Pataikos, the other side is hawk-headed. Pataikos has a scarab on head and crocodiles under his feet.

Provenance

From Meroe: W 832 [Excav. date] March, 1923. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka–Tanwetamani, 712–653 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia(Sudan)

Dimensions

Height: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.771

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets