London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF ZEUS-SERAPIS
2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
Or Asklepios, the deity with hair falling in undercut curls framing his face, with curled beard and double-drilled pupils, small attachment hole at top of head, mounted
2¼ in. (5.6 cm.) high
Formerly in the collection of Vicomte Gery d'Hendecourt who had inherited it in the late 19th/early 20th Century. Reputedly from Egypt, probably Alexandria.
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