• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 361

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE APIS BULL

    LATE PERIOD-PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 7TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE APIS BULL
    LATE PERIOD-PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 7TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    Striding forward on integral rectangular base, wearing sun disc and uraeus between its horns, body with incised decoration comprising triangle on forehead, wide collar, tassled mat and two winged sun discs on back, mounted
    2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Given as a gift to the present owner's mother, circa 1946.