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Amulet of Pataikos

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This amulet is made of faience with a blue glaze. It represents Pataikos, with a scrab on head, Cynocephali on his shoulders, crocodiles under his feet and a winged hawk-headed figure at the back. This piece has been broken and mended and glaze chipped. It is a large and heavy representation of...

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Provenance

From Meroe: W 493 [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 Kashta to Taharqa, 750–664 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia(Sudan)

Dimensions

Height: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.774

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets