11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 32,500
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE APIS BULL
LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI, 664-525 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 finely incised decoration including a triangle on his brow, a broad collar, a winged scarab across the withers, a tasseled blanket with floral and hatched embroidery across his back, and a winged vulture goddess over his haunches, a hieroglyphic inscription along two sides of the base reading, "Osiris Apis, giver of life/who gives life (to) Tafnakht, son of Ip"
4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) long
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G. Max Bernheimer
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Molly Morse Limmer
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 20 October 1999, lot 61.
with Rupert Wace, London, 2005.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III