Large Terracotta Head of Serapis

Culture: Roman/Province Egypt
Period: 1st-2nd Century A.D.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 13.2 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3430
Provenance: French private collection Dr. Pierre Calvelli (1922-2015), acquired in the 1960s to the 1970s.
Condition: Modius is missing, otherwise of wonderful quality.
Description: Large head made of greyish dark, burnt clay of the syncretic god Serapis. The integrative imperial god, who was worshiped well into Roman times, with thick, long, curly hair and a full, also curly beard. The eyes are set deep, the mouth is slightly open. The hair at the back of the head is straight with curls cascading down the nape of the neck. From a workshop in Alexandria. The head is hollow inside and sits on an old wood base.