• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 185

    A LARGE EGYPTIAN BRONZE APIS BULL

    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI, 664-525 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE EGYPTIAN BRONZE APIS BULL
    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI, 664-525 B.C.
    Striding with left leg in front, wearing sun disc and uraeus headdress, with incised decoration including a broad collar, a winged scarab, a tasselled blanket with floral and hatched embroidery across his back and a vulture with wings spread over the rump, on an integral rectangular plinth
    6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Collected by Mrs Elias-Vaes between the late 1960s and early 1970s.