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CNG 93, Lot: 1947. Estimate $400.
Sold for $575. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Middle Kingdom. 13th Dynasty (circa 1781-1650 BC). Steatite scarab (20x15mm). Base engraved with the title and name of the “royal carpenter, Nebsumena”. Cf. Martin 679-81 for the individual. Intact, once glazed, pierced for mounting. Very rare.

From the David Hendin Collection.

See M. Maree’s forthcoming work Catalogue of MK stelae in the British Museum (Vol. I.1) for discussion of the title.