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Estimate
GBP (£) 1,800 - 2,400
EUR (€) 2,020 - 2,700
USD ($) 2,270 - 3,020

Price
£1,800 (EUR 2,022; USD 2,268) (+bp*)

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Roman Statue of Serapis

2nd-3rd century AD

A bronze statue of Serapis, the god of fertility, robed and wearing a modius crown with engraved leaf design, full beard and curly hair, aquiline nose and pursed lips; left arm raised, originally holding a long sceptre, the symbol of his power; right arm resting by his side holding a large flower(?), re-attached, not belonging; mounted on a custom-made display stand. 380 grams total, 15.5cm including stand (6"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a London gentleman; acquired London art market, 2000s.