Seller: hix.antiquitatis (705) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 282123378625 Material: Faience, Details: Egyptian Faience Apis Bull Amulet An ancient Egyptian blue faience amulet in the form of the striding Apis Bull. Late Period, ca. 700-30 BC Length: 13 mm. Intact. The Apis Bull was chosen only after its predecessor had died, selected by its markings to be revered as a god. The animal was worshipped and attended to by priests. It was provided a harem of cows. Upon death it was mummified and entombed in the catacombs of the Serapeum.Confer: C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, (Texas, 1994), p. 24025. fig 21a.Formerly in an Isreali private collection. #4398GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBEDHIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART, NEW YORKMember: Appraisers Association of America (AAA) Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA)See our 'about me' page for our credentials and expertise. All antiquities we handle are authentic and legally acquired. Every piece is accompanied by a complete description with photo and signed guarantee of authenticity. See our web site for more examples of fine ancient art.