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Amulet of Pataikos (?)

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This amulet is made of a green glazed faience. Pataikos holds a knife in each hand, a serpent in his mouth, standing on two crocodiles, and with a scarab on his head. There is a suspension ring at the back of the head.

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 x width: 6.8 x 3.7 cm (2 11/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.689

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets