Egypt Picture - Marble Bust of Sarapis

Marble Bust of Sarapis

Marble Bust of Sarapis


Stephane Compoint


Marble Bust of Sarapis


The god invented by Ptolemy I can be recognized by his mature appearance, his long beard, the five corkscrew curls on his forehead and his modius headdress. This inverted vase shape decorated with leaves is a symbol of prosperity. The deity borrowed his characteristic features and his powers from Osiris, Aesculapius, Hades and Zeus. Graeco-Roman Museum, Alexandria.

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