Apis, the sacred bull

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Figure of Apis, Late Period
Geographical origin unknown

Donated by Sir James Key Caird, 1913
Museum number 1976-805

Different cults were established in different parts of Egypt. The cult of Apis is associated with Lower Egypt in the administrative centre of Memphis. Apis was the intermediary between this world and Ptah, the god of art and crafts and the main deity of Memphis.

Apis, the sacred bull
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