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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 54

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE APIS BULL

    LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE APIS BULL
    LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
    Striding forward on a rectangular integral plinth, wearing a solar disk fronted by a uraeus between his horns, his body marked with incised decoration including a triangle on his brow, a broad collar, a vulture with wings spread across the back of his shoulders, a tasseled blanket with rosette design over his back, and a winged solar disk with flanking uraei on his hind quarters, the genitalia rendered
    4 in. (10.2 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    By descent to the current owner from his father who collected between 1920 and his death in 1970.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A FLORIDA PRIVATE COLLECTOR