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A ROMAN MARBLE BUST OF SARAPIS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

A ROMAN MARBLE BUST OF SARAPIS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

A ROMAN MARBLE BUST OF SARAPIS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

Lot sold:

9,375

GBP

A ROMAN MARBLE BUST OF SARAPIS, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.


the bust resting on an integral globe and circular profiled socle, a himation falling over his chiton from his left shoulder, his face with full centrally divided beard and eyes with drilled pupils, his long hair falling in voluted curls over the forehead and nape of the neck and formerly surmounted by a separately-carved modius, the pupils drilled; no restorations.


Height 34 cm.


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the number 843 is neatly painted in gold on the back support in an early to mid 20th-century hand

Joel Malter, Los Angeles, 1994

Antiqua, Los Angeles, 1995 (Catalogue II, no. 64)

Christie's, New York, December 18th, 1996, no. 137, illus.

Christie’s, New York, December 11th, 2014, no. 150, illus.

For a related example see W. Hornbostel, Sarapis, 1973, p. 260, note 4, fig. 248 (Sotheby’s & Co., London, November 11th, 1963, no. 155, illus.: https://iconographic.warburg.sas.ac.uk/vpc/VPC_search/record.php?record=25110)