8 June 2004,
Price realised USD 28,680
USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
A ROMAN PARCEL GILT SILVER SERAPIS
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Solid cast, the god standing with his weight on his right leg, his left knee bent, his feet turned out, draped in a voluminous mantle over his short-sleeved tunic, zigzag folds falling from his left shoulder, the borders of both and his sandals gilt, his left arm raised and gripping his now-missing scepter, his right hand lowered, the palm open, once holding an attribute, perhaps a phiale, his head slightly downturned, wavy locks surrounding his face, with a full beard and moustache, his small eyes articulated, the head once surmounted by a modius, with traces of gilding at its base
4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high
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with Galerie Sycomore Ancient Art, Paris.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1990.
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