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Miniature bust of Serapis

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Serapis wears an undecorated kalathos or modius on his head and a himation over the chiton or tunic covering his shoulders. Even green patina.


By date unknown: with J. J. Klejman, 982 Madison Avenue, New York 26 (said to be from Alexandria; another bust from the same or similar mould came to the New York Art Market with this); December 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from J. J. Klejman for $ 850.00

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Roman Provincial, Late Imperial Period, probably 4th century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 125; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).


Height: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World