An Egyptian Bronze Figure of the Apis Bull, 26th/30th Dynasty, 664-342 B.C.
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Property from a Swiss Private Collection
An Egyptian Bronze Figure of the Apis Bull
26th/30th Dynasty, 664-342 B.C.
the sacred bull striding on a rectangular, and crowned by the sun-disk, the saddle-cloth and other details engraved.
Height without tenon 9.5 cm.
Surface somewhat worn due to mechanical cleaning, obscuring some of engraved details, such as saddle cloth for instance. Lighter green areas appear to be some form of corrosion. Possible spots of bronze disease, which, if present, does not seem to be active. Mounted on typical early 20th-c. made-in-Egypt tapering wood base.
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