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Horus & Nectanebo II

In this greywacke statue, the god Horus (depicted as a falcon; head is lost) protects the praying figure of Nectanebo II. From Memphis, Egypt. 30th Dynasty, circa 350 BCE. (State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich, Germany).


Apis Bull Statuette Period: Late Period Dynasty: Dynasty 26–30 Date: 664–343 B.C. ivory One of the most important animal deities of ancient Egypt was the sacred Apis bull, whose worship is attested from Dynasty I. Near the Ptah temple at Memphis, Egypt's old capital, a living representative of the Apis bull was stabled. He was paraded out at festive occasions to participate in ceremonies of fertility and regeneration.