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Head of Serapis

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 75–150 C.E.
    PERIOD Early Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 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)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    PROVENANCE 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.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE overall, 37.1522E_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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