Description A cast silver pendant representing the holy Apis bull, who wears a sun disk with "uraeus" between his horns. Incised lines mark the characteristic triangle on the forehead, wide necklaces and saddle cloth. The bull stands on a kind of sled, which divides in two and turns up in front. The combination of the bull with a sled indicates that the statue of the holy Apis bull is represented and not the divine living bull itself. There is a loop behind the neck to use the statuette as a pendant. The surface of the metal has deteriorated. The right rear leg is broken off and the fore legs both have a crack which goes through the whole material.
Body reattached to base.
Repaired to reattach figure to base,
|5/05/1977||Examination||examined for condition|
- Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [said to be found at the pyramids in Egypt]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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