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CNG 91, Lot: 1731. Estimate $300.
Sold for $525. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

New Kingdom. Circa 1550-1075 BC. Green glazed steatite scarab (16x12mm). Base engraved with Thoeris standing holding sa. Cf. Basel Va11. Intact, pierced for mounting.

From the Dr. John N. Winnie Collection, purchased from Arte Primitivo on 4/19/96.

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