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
- Place Made: 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) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 37.1532E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Bull's Head, 664-332 B.C.E. Wood, glass, and ivory, 11 3/4 x 15 x 14 in. (29.8 x 38.1 x 35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1532E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (80%)