Barakat Gallery
Login | Register | User Services | Search | Newsletter Sign-up
Barakat Gallery
HOME : Classical Antiquities : Classical Bronzes : Seated Sculpture of Zeus or Sarapis
Click to view original image.
Seated Sculpture of Zeus or Sarapis - FZ.119
Origin: Gadara, Jordan
Circa: 200 BC to 200 AD
Dimensions: 2.5" (6.4cm) high x 1.5" (3.8cm) wide
Catalogue: V1
Collection: Classical
Medium: Bronze

$6,000.00
Location: United States
Purchase
Currency Converter
Place On Hold
Ask a Question
Email to a Friend
Previous Item
Next Item
Photo Gallery
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Description
Possessing a remarkable vitality for so small a sculpture, this seated, bearded deity is almost certainly modeled after a giant cult statue, perhaps the gold and ivory image of Serapis found at Alexandria. Serapis was a Hellenistic god whose worship was based in Egypt, blending traits of the Greek Zeus with older Egyptian deities like Osiris. The elegant modeling of this figure suggests that it was carried home from Alexandria as a souvenir by some visitor to the god's temple. Now it remains as an eloquent reminder of a vanished world. - (FZ.119)

 

Home About Us Help Contact Us Services Publications Search
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Security

Copyright (c) 2000-2019 by Barakat, Inc. All Rights Reserved

contact-form@barakatgallery.com - TEL 310.859.8408 - FAX 310.276.1346

coldfusion hosting