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Amulet of the Apis bull

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The Apis bull was sacred to the creator god Ptah of Memphis and also had close associations with the funerary god Osiris. Egyptians wore amulets of the Apis both to show their devotion and to improve their chances of rebirth after death. This amulet of green glazed faience shows the Apis in his...

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Credit Line

Gift of Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.22.269

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets