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Fragmentary amulet of Pataikos

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This head fragment of an amulet of Pataikos is crowned with the sundisc flanked by 2 plumes of maat feathers. The back is flat. Polished gray-white stone.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period–Roman Imperial Period, 1070 B.C.–A.D. 364

Dimensions

Overall: 2 x 1.4 x 0.8 cm (13/16 x 9/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.815

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets