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Amulet of Pataikos as a cippus

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This blue glazed faience amulet takes the form of a plaque with a round top. In relief, the naked protective deity Pataikos is shown standing on two crocodiles and grasping a plant in each hand. He is crowned with a winged disc in which is a scarab. On the reverse are incised a hyena, a tree,...

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From Meroe (Beg. W), tomb W 805. 1923: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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa–Senkamanisken, 690–623 B.C.


Meroe (Beg. W), Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 10.5 x 6.4 cm (4 1/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets