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Lot 78: Romano-Egyptian terracotta head of Serapis

Antiquities Auction 54: Discovery Sale

by Ancient Resource LLC

06 November 2016

Montrose, CA, USA

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  • Romano-Egyptian terracotta head of Serapis
  • Romano-Egyptian terracotta head of Serapis
  • Romano-Egyptian terracotta head of Serapis
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Description: A Romano-Egyptian terracotta head of Serapis, c. 2nd - 3rd Century AD, heavily bearded and with long curly hair, wearing a modius decorated with olive branches on the front. H: 3 3/4 in (9.5 cm). Beautiful style, light deposits. Mounted on an antique wood base. Cf. Bailey, Ptolemaic and Roman Terracottas from Egypt, (British Museum), p. 29, no. 2029 for an identical example. Ex Rice Collection, Southern California.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.

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