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Egyptian - Figure of the Apis Bull - Walters 54538

Egyptian - Figure of the Apis Bull - Walters 54538

 
 
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The Apis bull was associated with the creator god Ptah and with the rituals for the king. His main place of worship was Memphis. After the death of the Apis bull he was mummified and buried in a special cemetery. Figures of Apis bulls were donated during the Late and Greco-Roman periods into temples. This bronze figure displays the bull on a base. He has a sun-disk between his horns combined with a uraeus (cobra serpent). The carving on its body displays a collar, a winged sun-disk on the shoulders, and a cloth with a hatched pattern on the back.

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