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Limestone relief: E.74.1911

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 19


Limestone relief




Rectangular fragment, with shrine of Apis bull on a wheeled barque. Showing the Apis bull travelling on a barque: underneath the shire are rollers to enable the heavy weight to move. Priests usually carried statues of gods. Theh bull was seen to be a living embodiment of the god Ptah and so had to be transported as any other god.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 5.6 cm
Height: 13.5 cm
Weight: 2.2 kg
Width: 22.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911) by British School of Archaeology in Egypt


-332 - -30

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.74.1911
Primary reference Number: 51301
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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