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CNG 91, Lot: 1760. Estimate $750.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

New Kingdom. 1550-1075 BC. Steatite amulet in the shape of a frog (15x9mm). Back in the form of a seated frog, base engraved with signs for “Son of Amun”. Intact, pierced for mounting. Rare.

From the Dr. John N. Winnie Collection, purchased from Ancient World Arts on 3/20/99.

The frog was associated with rebirth and regeneration and was particularly linked to the frog-headed goddess of childbirth Hekat. This frog amulet was probably intended to protect a woman during pregnancy and childbirth.