Egyptian Bronze Apis Bull

 

Egyptian Bronze Apis Bull

An ancient Egyptian bronze statuette of an Apis bull wearing a sun disk with uraeus between his horns. The body of the bull is covered with incised decoration, including a collar, a tasseled blanket with diamond-embroidery, and a winged scarab.

Late period.
Ca. 662-330 BC.
Height: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm).

The cult of the Apis bull at Memphis was one of the oldest cults in Egypt. The Apis bull was a manifestation of the god Ptah and an intermediary for that god as well, endowed with oracular powers.

cf.: Brooklyn Museum, accession no. 05.367.

Formerly in an New Jersey private collection.

Inv#: 7702

$3,500

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