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Bust of Serapis
100 CE-200 CE

Medium
calcite
Measurements
17.2 × 17.4 × 6.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Egypt
Accession Number
4103-D3
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of Howard Spensley, 1939
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Small bust portraying the typical facial features of the god Serapis with long curly hair and beard, and solemn, blank facial expression. A hole has been bored into the top of the head and another one at the base of the shoulder line underneath. The bust was presumably made to sit on something ledge-like by the way the back has been stepped in.