Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Gallery, 4th Floor
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.
Wood, glass, ivory
XXVI Dynasty to XXX Dynasty
11 3/4 x 15 x 14 in. (29.8 x 38.1 x 35.6 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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