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Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
Gallery by appointment
Zurich, Switzerland

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Egyptian Apis Bull Statue, Late Period, 712-30 BC
$ 2600

Cast bronze statuette of Apis striding on a rectangular base. The sacred bull carries the solar disk with uraeus between the horns and shows an incised triangle on the brow.
On the back the usual saddle cloth framed by open-winged scarabs. The heavy neck with an incised broad collar.
Apis was worshipped as a manifestation of the Memphite creator god Ptah.
Bronze
Egyptian, Late Period, 712-30 BC
L. 5.5 cm (2.1 in)
H. without waster 5.4 cm (2.1 in)
H. with stand 6.4 cm (2.5 in)
Intact, fine condition.
Swiss art market (date will be provided to the buyer)

The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed


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