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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. There is a scarab on the head, representing Pataikos, and cynocephalus crowned with disc on each shoulder. There is also a sitting cat beside each leg. The arm and cynocephalus on the right side are missing. In...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 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: 7.2 cm (2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.686

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets