ANCIENT EGYPIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A STRIDING APIS BULL
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Bronze: Pre AD 1000: item # 1147253
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|A well detailed bronze figure of Apis. The name of the sacred bull which was worshipped by the egyptians from the earliest times. The cult was said to be introduced by Mena (Ist dynasty) The Apis symbolised the second life of Ptah. The god of Memphis. The sacred bull is depicted in striding position wearing horns, solar disc and uraeus, the image of a winged figure on his back as well as a saddle deck. The triangular birthmark indicating his divine status on the forehead, also a beaded collar around the neck. A sizable strong sculpted figure.. Condition: A little area restoration to the neck otherwise intact…………...Size: High: 5.9 cm (2 2/5 inch) ………….Long: 6.8 cm ( 2 11/16 inch………. Dating: Late Period 664 – 332 BC………Provenance: Ex German private collection before 1980|