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Ancient Egyptian Bronze Apis Bull

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Ancient Egyptian Bronze Apis Bull

standing four square on integral plynth; body with incised decoration comprising vulture's wings across shoulders, a tasseled mat on back. The Apis bull was sacred to Memphis and each time one died it was emballed, mummified and the date of its death recorded on temple walls. 3-1/4"L x 2"H, small tip of left ear missing, else intact/excellent condition. Custom base.

Provenance: Ex-Sarkisian collection, Denver, CO.

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