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About this object

  • ID:

    18494

  • Production date:

    Roman; mid 2nd-mid 3rd century

  • Location:

    In Store

  • Sculpture of Serapis, the Egyptian god of the Underworld. He carries a corn measure (‘modius’) on his head which symbolises the wealth and fertility of the earth. The statue was deliberately buried along with a sculpture depicting Mercury and parts of statues of Mithras in a shallow pit in a 4th-century floor. It was found during excavations of the temple of Mithras in 1954.
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  • Measurements

    H 431 mm; H (to bottom of modius) 322 mm; W (base) 220 mm; D 200 mm; WT 15 kg; WT (with 2018 mount) 17.6 kg (overall)

  • Materials

    stone; marble

  • Last Updated

    2023-08-09

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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