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CNG 91, Lot: 1730. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

New Kingdom. Circa 1550-1075 BC. Brown glazed steatite scarab (20x14mm). Base engraved with Thoeris standing in front of a pillar, holding sa and feather of truth, solar barque above. Intact, pierced for mounting.

From the Dr. John N. Winnie Collection. Ex Sotheby’s (7 December 2001), lot 3 (part of); Property of a German Private Collection, acquired between 1955-1965.

Thoeris was a domestic goddess associated with the protection of women and children. She was represented as a pregnant hippopotamus.