An extremely rare Egyptian wooden depiction of the Apis Bull, Late Period, c. 66 4- 332 BC, well-carved from a single piece of cedar, the sacred bull is naturalistically modeled and depicted striding forward with left legs advanced, the head detailed with hole for a crown, the eyes retain remnants of original inlay and the nostrils are indicated; hole through the base of the neck, perhaps to fasten a broad collar in another material. L: 4 1/4 in (10.8 cm). Well-preserved, the wood now a nice chocolate brown color. Custom black wood base. Ex estate of Seward Kennedy, New York. Mr. Kennedy worked for decades as a lawyer for the Mobil Corporation, and acquired his collection throughout decades of travel beginning in the 1950's; Christie's New York, June 2014, Lot 22; Sotheby's Parke Bernet New York, September 1976; Michel Abemayor.
The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections , the effects of aging, or repair/restoration work. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid, and we will be happy to give you a full overview of the items' condition. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.