To the ancient Egyptians, the bull was a manifestation of beneficient strength and fertility. Early in Egyptian history it became associated both with a number of gods, including Ptah at Memphis and Montu In the Theban region, and with the king and the office of kingship. This bull head is possibly associated with the cult of one of these gods or has royal significance.
- Medium: Wood, glass, and ivory
- Geographical Location: Giza, Egypt
- Dates: 664-332 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XXVI Dynasty to XXXI Dynasty
- Period: Late Period
- Dimensions: 11 3/4 x 15 x 14 in. (29.8 x 38.1 x 35.6 cm)
- Collection: Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 3MZK10, Shelf B
- Accession Number: 37.1532E
- Image: 37.1532E_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph (Gavin Ashworth, photographer), Nov 30, 2011