Statuette of the Apis Bull (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

1st century BC-1st century AD
Roman
copper alloy, silver inlay
Overall (statuette): 4 5/8 × 2 1/4 × 7 in. (11.75 × 5.72 × 17.78 cm)
Overall (base): 1 1/2 × 6 × 2 3/4 in. (3.81 × 15.24 × 6.99 cm)
92.1
The cult of Apis remained popular in the Roman period, although Roman renderings of the bull such as this statuette were more naturalistic than their Egyptian forerunners.
hollow-cast leaded bronze with silver inlaid eyes
Gift of the Fabergé Society of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Mayo, Margaret Ellen, and Heather S. Russell. Ancient Art: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond, VA: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1998. (pp. 80-81)
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