A Hellenistic Marble Mask of Sarapis, Egypt, circa 1st Century B.C.
with parted lips, large eyes, and prominent brow, the back roughly worked and with a rectangular hole, traces of stucco underneath the chin and of red pigment inside the mouth and around the eyes, the hair and beard formerly added in stucco; no restorations.
Height 19 cm.
John Jermain Slocum (1914-1997), Newport, Rhode Island, acquired in the 1960s, probably in Egypt (Ancient Objects, Providence, Rhode Island, October 15th, 2017, no. 231, illus.)
acquired at the above sale by the present owner