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CNG 91, Lot: 1732. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

New Kingdom. Circa 1550-1075 BC. Green glazed steatite scarab (13x9mm). Deeply carved back and base, the latter engraved with a Sphinx and signs meaning “Praise the Lord of the Palace”. Cf. Basel 738; Matouk II, 606. Pierced for mounting. Perfectly preserved glaze, fine detail, and overall excellent style.

From the Dr. John N. Winnie Collection, purchased from Ancient World Arts on 8/12/90.