3111
3111
A HELLENISTIC MARBLE MASK OF SARAPIS
EGYPT, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY BC
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3111
A HELLENISTIC MARBLE MASK OF SARAPIS
EGYPT, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY BC
Estimate
300,000400,000
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A HELLENISTIC MARBLE MASK OF SARAPIS
EGYPT, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY BC
with parted lips showing the teeth, moustache and prominent brow, the beard and hair once added in another material
h. 17.8 cm, 7 in.
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Provenance

Collection of Lieutenant Commander Henry H. Gorringe (1841-1885), acquired in Egypt in 1879-1980 and brought to New York in July 1880, thence by descent in the family.
In storage at the Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, 1915-2015.
Christie’s New York, 9th December 2015, lot 18.

Catalogue Note

For related masks of Sarapis, see Achille Adriani, Repertorio d’arte dell’Egitto greco-romano, serie A, vol. 2, 1961, p. 67f., nos 223-227, pl. 102f; and another mask, sold in our New York rooms, 4th December 2018, lot 28. For a comprehensive note on the Gorringe Collection see Christie’s, op.cit.

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