An enthroned Roman Serapis statuette, 2nd - 3rd century
Works of Art, Antiquities | O86kua | Online auction | 905 Lots
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DescriptionElaborate bronze statuette of Jupiter-Serapis after the 3rd century B.C. original of the Greek artist Bryaxis, which was erected in the Serapeion in Alexandria, Egypt. The originally Egyptian-Hellenistic deity is easily recognisable by the kalathos on his head. The bronze depicts the drapery of the robe as well as the hair and beard style in great detail. The lance on the left is missing, as is the actual throne. The feet rest on a throne stool. Impressive Roman small bronze, which was probably placed in a lararium and was supposed to protect the deity. Intact with beautiful green patina. Height 13 cm.
Provenance: From a south German private collection.
Condition: II - Questions about the lot?