Lot 5
  • 5

An Egyptian Bronze Figure of the Apis Bull, 26th Dynasty, 664-525 B.C.

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
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Description

  • An Egyptian Bronze Figure of the Apis Bull
  • Bronze
  • Height 4 3/4 in. 12.1 cm.
the sacred bull striding on a rectangular base, the sun-disk with uraeus between his tapering horns, his engraved ornaments including a broad beaded collar, a winged scarab over the shoulders, an embroidered cloth with quatrefoils over the back, and a vulture over the hindquarters, the tuft of the tail with striated markings.

Provenance

McCormick Collection, Connecticut (Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, April 24th-25th, 1970, no. 98, illus.)
acquired by the current owner at the above sale

Catalogue Note

Cf. G. Steindorff, Catalogue of the Egyptian Sculpture in the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, 1947, no. 640, Sotheby's, New York, March 1st-2nd, 1984, no. 140 (Lester Wolfe Collection), November 24th-25th, 1987, no. 32, June 6th, 2006, no. 86 and December 8th, 2010, no. 69.
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