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Three Rare & Interesting Human-Headed Scaraboids

CNG 91, Lot: 1737. Estimate $750.
Sold for $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

New Kingdom. Circa 1550-1075 BC. Steatite scaraboid (16x12mm). Back carved in the shape of a Nubian head, base engraved with an eye of Horus (for good health) and a feather of truth. Cf. Jaeger p.115, 16, for a similar head. Well carved and intact, once glazed, pierced for mounting. Rare.

From the Dr. John N. Winnie Collection, purchased from Ancient World Arts on 2/21/89.