14a: An Egyptian Bronze Apis Bull
From ancient Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, Ca 664 to 525 BC. Cast bronze bull striding forward, standing four square on integral plynth; body with incised decoration comprising vulture's wings across shoulders, a tasseled mat on back. The Apis bull was sacred to Memphis and each time one died it was emballed, mummified and the date of its death recorded on temple walls. 3-1/4"L x 2"H. Custom base.
Provenance: Ex-Sarkisian collection, Denver, CO.
This lot will be sold not subject to a reserve. The starting price is the price at which the item can sell.
Intact / excellent!