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Amulet of Pataikos

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Faience. Blue glaze. Standing figure of Pataikos in form of Cippus of Horus, with serpent in mouth, scarab on head. Under base incised lion and crocodile seal.

Provenance

From Giza. May 1928: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period to Greco-Roman Period, 1070–343 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1693

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets