Cow Horn card

Cow Horn

1973.4.371a

Currently not on display

Information

Horn from the skull of a cow buried in a tomb at the Baqaria (no. 32). Armant was the site of the Bucheum, where the sacred Buchis bulls were buried from the reign of Nectanebo II (360-343 BC); this cult was continued for the next 650 years. Mothers of the Buchis bull were buried in tombs called the Baqaria. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum label reads: "Skeleton Roman Baquaria 32. Armant 1931-1932".