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CNG 91, Lot: 1735. Estimate $500.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

New Kingdom. Circa 1550-1075 BC. Steatite scarab (16x11mm). Base engraved with edge and bee signs at top (King of Upper and Lower Egypt) and, below, a falcon with open wings to protect a cartouche of Kheper-Re. Cf. Matouk I, 818. Small chip on edge, otherwise intact, a few traces of green glaze, pierced for mounting. Attractively carved.

From the Dr. John N. Winnie Collection, purchased from Arte Primitivo on 6/24/93. Ex John Pratt Collection.