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A Roman Marble Head of Sarapis, circa 2nd Century A.D.
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ANOTHER PROPERTY

A Roman Marble Head of Sarapis, circa 2nd Century A.D.
Estimate
10,00015,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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A Roman Marble Head of Sarapis, circa 2nd Century A.D.
after the circa 300 B.C. monumental cult statue attributed to Bryaxis, with thick parted beard of spiral curls, curled moustache, and long wavy hair falling in symmetrical curls onto the shoulders and five deeply drilled locks over the forehead, the neck carved for insertion into a bust, the crown of the head prepared for addition of the modius, the back carved flat; no restorations.
Height 14 cm.
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Provenance

European private collection, prior to WWII (based on the wooden socle)
American private collection, acquired in the 1980s

Literature

Galerie Chenel, Paris, Aesthetica, 2016, p. 73, illus.

Catalogue Note

For the written sources regarding the cult statue see S. Kansteiner, et al., eds., Der Neue Overbeck, vol. 3, 2014, pp. 492ff., no. 6.

A handwritten label under the base reads "Greek Head Marble / Neptune-008-P".

Ancient Marbles: Classical Sculpture and Works of Art

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