< RETURN TO EGYPTIAN ART

Egyptian Bronze Mnevis - LA.503A
Origin: Egypt
Circa: 600 BC to 300 BC
Dimensions: 7.25" (18.4cm) high x 2.75" (7.0cm) wide
Collection: Egyptian
Medium: Bronze


*CLICK ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE*

The divine bull of Heliopolis was known to the Egyptians as Mer-Wer, although it is now most familiar by its Greek name Mnevis. Originally an independent deity it was subsequently incorporated into the worship of the sun god. In a similar fashion to the Apis bull of Memphis, Mnevis delivered oracles which were believed to convey the wishes of the sun god. Both deities are mentioned on the Rosetta Stone as recipients of Ptolemy V’s largesse. The attributes of Mnevis, clearly identifiable in this bronze, are the solar disk and uraeus (stylised upright cobra symbolising divine authority) situated between the horns. - (LA.503A)

 

 

Home | About Us | Exhibits | Contact Us | Services | Publications | Search | Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy | Security

Fayez Barakat, Art From Ancient Lands, Barakat Publications, Ancient Jalisco Art, Ancient Colima Art, Ancient Nayarit Art, Art of Ancient Africa, Roman Oil Lamps,
Roman Coin Jewelry, African Masks, Sand Core Glass, Egyptian Scarabs, Classical Antiquities, Pre-Columbian Jade, Pre-Columbian Gold
Animals on Coins, Emperor Maurice Tiberius, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Islamic Gold Coins, Athenian Tetradrachms
Emperor Constantine 1 the Great, Emperor Antoninus Pius, Emperor Commodus, Ancient Jewish Coins, Bactrian Coins, Emperor Justinian,
Emperor Elagabalus, Alexander the Great Tetradrachms, Egyptian Antiquities, Biblical Antiquities, Classical Antiquities, Near Eastern Art,
Byzantine Art,Pre-Columbian Art, African & Tribal Art, Asian Art, Chinese Art, Russian Icons, Coin Jewelry, Greek Coins, Roman Coins, Byzantine Coins

405 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90210 | Phone:310.859.8408 | Fax 310.276.1346
58 Brook Street, London W1K 5DT, UK Tel: +44 (0) 207 493.7778 | Fax: +44 (0) 207 493.9593
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Email Barakat Gallery | Contact Web Master/Designer