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Amulet of Pataikos

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This amulet is of a blue glazed faience standing figure with a knife in each hand and scarab on his head, representing Pataikos. A ram's head pendant is on the chest. There is a transverse hole at back of head. The amulet is missing below the knees.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 51 (unidentified queen of Piankhy). 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.

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: 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.678

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets