12 December 2002
THE PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
A GREEK TERRACOTTA BUST OF SERAPIS
Late Hellenistic Period, Circa 1st Century B.C.
Perhaps from the tondo of a large vessel, molded in high relief and red-slipped, the god wearing a mantle, his head turned to his right, with wavy locks upswept from the face, the lidded eyes beneath modelled brows, a prominent nose, full beard and mustache
4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm) high
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