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    Sale 2056

    ANTIQUITIES

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 40

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE APIS BULL

    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE APIS BULL
    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.
    Striding forward with the left legs advanced 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 winged scarab across the withers, a tasseled blanket with diamond-embroidery across his back, and a winged vulture goddess over his haunches, the genitalia indicated
    3½ in. (8.9 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner's parents, circa 1955.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BARRY STERN