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Amulet of Pataikos

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Blue glazed faience. Standing figure with knife in each hand and scarab on head. Disc crowned cynocephalus on each shoulder, dog (?) beside each foot. Reverse incised figure of Shu. (Card)

Provenance

From el-Kurru: pyramid 52 (tomb of Queen Nefrukekashta). 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 7.1 x 4 x 2 cm (2 13/16 x 1 9/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.676

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets