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Amulet of Pataikos

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Made of greenish blue glazed faience, this three-dimensional amuet represents the protective god Pataikos. The god is pictured as a bald, round-bellied, nude dwarf with a knife in each hand and a scarab on his head. A crowned falcon sits on each shoulder and a lion sits beside each foot. Beneath...

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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

el-Kurru, Nubia(Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 8.6 x 5.2 x 2.5 cm (3 3/8 x 2 1/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

24.680

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets