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CNG 91, Lot: 1761. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

New Kingdom. 1550-1075 BC. Steatite amulet in the shape of a recumbent hippopotamus (17x13mm). Back in the form of a recumbent hippopotamus, its head turned toward the side, with ridges on stomach probably indicating it is a nursing female, base engraved with sun disk and vulture. Cf. NFA 239; Matouk II, 684ff. Intact, once glazed, pierced for mounting. Very rare.

From the Dr. John N. Winnie Collection, purchased in London on 2/16/92.