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Carved with the head and shoulders of the God Serapis, probably from a colossal basin or urn shaped vase
The hair to the top of the head damaged, the corn measure missing
2nd – 3rd Century AD
Size: 21cm high – 8¼ ins high
Serapis was especially worshipped as a god of healing. Worship of him and acts of devotion in his temples were connected to dream-oracles that were highly sought after. As Zeus-Serapis he is shown with a corn measure, the symbol of the lower world, on his head.