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Marble Statue of Serapis.: GR.15.1850

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Titles

Marble Statue of Serapis.

Description

Sarapis, head with modius. Serapis was a Roman version of the Greco-Egyptian god Sarapis. He was a Hellenised version of Osiris Apis, who was worshipped through the cult of the dead Apis bull at Memphis. From the second century AD the Roman emperors were closely associated with this Egyptian deity.

Measurements and weight

Height: 22 cm

Find spot

  • source not stated, probably Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1850) by Disney, John, Dr

Dating

Middle Roman
2nd century A.D.
101 - 200

Materials used in production

Marble (Parian ?)

Techniques used in production

Carved : Polished

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Identification numbers

Accession number: GR.15.1850
Primary reference Number: 65484
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 February 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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