Buchis Bull Stela Replica

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Handmade in the UK, a plaster replica of an ancient Egyptian stela showing an offering being made to the Buchis Bull.

This ornament has been handmade in England from British gypsum plaster and is based on an object that is now housed in the British Museum.

The original stela (inscribed upright pillar) dates to around 332-30 BC, and is divided into three sections. The central section shows a scene in which the pharaoh Ptolemy II offers reed-shaped loaves of bread to the Buchis Bull. The hieroglyphics inscribed underneath record the death of the sacred animal.

Like the Apis Bull, the Buchis Bull was a deified animal which was worshipped in certain regions of Egypt. The Buchis Bull was thought of as an incarnation of the god Montu, and only one could exist at a time. After each bull’s death, the creature was mummified and buried in a tomb at the Bucheum. Stelae like this marked the sites for each bull.

A fascinating and richly detailed home ornament.

  • Product Code: CMCN527370
  • Dimensions: H21 x W1.5 x L15.5cm
  • Material: British gypsum plaster
  • Postage Weight: 3.00 Kg

Handmade in the UK, a plaster replica of an ancient Egyptian stela showing an offering being made to the Buchis Bull.

This ornament has been handmade in England from British gypsum plaster and is based on an object that is now housed in the British Museum.

The original stela (inscribed upright pillar) dates to around 332-30 BC, and is divided into three sections. The central section shows a scene in which the pharaoh Ptolemy II offers reed-shaped loaves of bread to the Buchis Bull. The hieroglyphics inscribed underneath record the death of the sacred animal.

Like the Apis Bull, the Buchis Bull was a deified animal which was worshipped in certain regions of Egypt. The Buchis Bull was thought of as an incarnation of the god Montu, and only one could exist at a time. After each bull’s death, the creature was mummified and buried in a tomb at the Bucheum. Stelae like this marked the sites for each bull.

A fascinating and richly detailed home ornament.

  • Product Code: CMCN527370
  • Dimensions: H21 x W1.5 x L15.5cm
  • Material: British gypsum plaster
  • Postage Weight: 3.00 Kg
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