Cartonnage-case footboard with image of a bull



Accession Number
W647
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Animals case
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage, Coffin/sarcophagus panel
Period
Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty
Twenty-second Dynasty
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor
Measurements
Height: 202mm | Width: 308mm | Depth: 13mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Bull/cow
Divine Name
Apis

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Description

A wooden footboard from a cartonnage case depicting the Apis bull. It probably comes from Thebes and dates to the Third Intermediate Period. Bonnet (RAeRG p. 49) states that the Apis scene originated in 'the Running of the Apis ritual', in which offerings were seen as emanations of the god, and hence were called "body parts of the god". This was connected with Osiris and his body parts so that the Apis became a carrier of the deceased.

Last modified: 22 Feb 2021

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