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A BRONZE FIGURE OF AN APIS BULL
A BRONZE FIGURE OF AN APIS BULL

CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

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A BRONZE FIGURE OF AN APIS BULL
CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
The striding Memphite bull wearing a chased beaded collar around its neck, on its back chased detail of a winged scarab, a floral mat and winged vulture, a hieroglyphic inscription around the integral rectangular base reading: "May Osiris-Apis give life to Tefnakht, son of Iyp", tips of horns and disc restored
4 in. (11.4 cm.) long; 4 in. (11.4 cm.) high
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