Mummy of an Apis bull consisting of the head and some of the principal bones, reinforced with a reed frame and covered with linen, the hindquarters are covered with light-brown linen, the forequarters and head are covered with red/brown linen, much of this material is now missing revealing the reed frame and packing beneath, the front of the body is covered with a panel of decorative bandages arranged in patterns of concentric squares, the horns are exposed and the eyes indicated with painted pupils surrounded by applied circles of different coloured linens.


Made Of
reed, linen, bull tissue
Type of Thing
mummy-wrapping, animal mummy


Acquired From
Salt, Henry to The British Museum


Found In


Acquired In
Roman Period

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