Apis BullReplica Size: H: 14 cm
Replica: aeruginous copper-coated metal, stone base
Original: bronze, H. 11.8 cm
Egyptian, Ptolemaic, 4th-2nd century B.C.
Bulls, sacred to the creator-god Ptah were kept in the temple at Memphis and after death were em-balmed and buried. Like people they were given coffins, obelisks and grave goods. The brow of this figurine has a triangular impression for a gold or silver inlay. A white triangle on its brow was the sign of a sacred bull.