4 June 2015
This lot is offered without a reserve
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE APIS BULL
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
Striding forward on a rectangular integral plinth, his body marked with characteristic incised designs, including a broad collar, a winged scarab on the back of his neck, a tasseled rosette-decorated blanket over his back, and a winged-vulture on his hindquarters, the horns now missing, the eyes inlaid with gold
4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) long
with Elias S. David (1891-1969), New York; thence by descent.
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For similar incised decoration on the flank and neck of an apis bull, although much effaced and worn, see no. 65 in S. Schoske and D. Wildung, Gott und Götter im Alten Ägypten.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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