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Egypt Picture - Marble Bust of Sarapis


Marble Bust of Sarapis

Marble Bust of Sarapis


Photographer:

Stephane Compoint

Title:

Marble Bust of Sarapis

Description:

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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