Head and Bust of Serapis
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
2nd-4th century C.E. (probably)
5 11/16 x 4 9/16 x 2 1/2 in. (14.4 x 11.6 x 6.3 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Graeco-Egyptian. Head and Bust of Serapis, 2nd-4th century C.E. (probably). Steatite, 5 11/16 x 4 9/16 x 2 1/2 in. (14.4 x 11.6 x 6.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.580.79. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.580.79_view1.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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Black-brown steatite head and bust of Serapis from a statuette. Face heavily bearded; top of head flat (for modius)?. Tunic with deep folds on body. Right arm missing but seems to have been raised. Back of object has few details but preserves original finish of surface. Pose suggests piece may have come from seated statue.
Condition: Front surface worn. Right arm missing. Figure was probably seated. Crude work but of interest because of its date.
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