Head of Serapis
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Early Roman Period
10 3/8 x 7 3/8 x 6 7/8 in. (26.4 x 18.7 x 17.5 cm)
21.2 lb. (9.62kg) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Archaeological provenance not yet documented; by 1848, acquired by Henry J. Anderson; by March 6, 1877, gift of Henry Anderson or E. Ellery and Edward H. Anderson to the New-York Historical Society, New York, NY; 1937, loaned by the New-York Historical Society to the Brooklyn Museum; September 1948, purchased from the New-York Historical Society by the Brooklyn Museum.
Marble Ammon-Serapis head with wavy beard and moustache. Rams horns crown the head.
Condition: The tip of both horns is broken off. The head was made separately and attached to statue. A thin crack is seen across the tip of the nose and nostrils. A brown stain exists, which covers as area on the right side of the head behind the horn. All the work of the beard etc. was done with the running drill.
This item is not on view
Roman. Head of Serapis, 75-150 C.E. Marble, 10 3/8 x 7 3/8 x 6 7/8 in. (26.4 x 18.7 x 17.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1522E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1522E_SL1.jpg)
overall, 37.1522E_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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