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Amulet of Pataikos

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This amulet is a faience figure of Pataikos with a faded glaze. He has a complex crown.

Provenance

From Meroe, W846 [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 Taharqa–Senkamanisken, 690–623 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia(Sudan)

Dimensions

Height: 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.750

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets