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Details & Cataloguing

Ancient Marbles: Classical Sculpture and Works of Art

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A Roman Marble Torso of Sarapis, Egypt, circa 1st/2nd Century A.D.
standing with the weight on his left leg, his right arm raised and left arm lowered, and wearing a chiton and himation draped across the hips and back and falling from his left shoulder, fragmentary locks falling over the shoulders; no restorations.
Height 60 cm.
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Provenance

Cairo art market, prior to 1936
French private collection, Paris, acquired between 1965-1970

Literature

Paul Graindor, Bustes et statues-portraits d’Égypte romaine, Cairo, [1936], p. 95f., no. 43, pl. 37
Wilhelm Hornbostel, Sarapis, Leiden, 1973, p. 309, note 1, fig. 326
G. J. F. Kater-Sibbes, Preliminary Catalogue of Sarapis Monuments, Leiden, 1973, p. 33, no. 192
V. Tran Tam Tinh, Sérapis debout, Leiden, 1983, p. 165, no. IVA2, fig. 119

Catalogue Note

The lower left arm and hand, left foot, half of the plinth, and the support carved in relief with a figure of Harpocrates were still preserved when the statue appeared on the Egyptian art market in the 1930s.

Ancient Marbles: Classical Sculpture and Works of Art

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