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Head of Serapis

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Roman
MEDIUM Marble
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 75-150 C.E.
    PERIOD Early Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 10 3/8 x 7 3/8 x 6 7/8 in. (26.4 x 18.7 x 17.5 cm) 21.2 lb. (9.62kg)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1522E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Marble Ammon-Serapis head with wavy beard and moustache. Rams horns crown the head. Condition: The tip of both horns is broken off. The head was made separately and attached to statue. A thin crack is seen across the tip of the nose and nostrils. A brown stain exists, which covers as area on the right side of the head behind the horn. All the work of the beard etc. was done with the running drill.
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