Lot 3111
  • 3111

A HELLENISTIC MARBLE MASK OF SARAPIS EGYPT, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY BC |

Estimate
300,000 - 400,000 HKD
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Description

  • h. 17.8 cm, 7 in.
with parted lips showing the teeth, moustache and prominent brow, the beard and hair once added in another material

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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