Glass head of Zeus Sarapis


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169

Opaque deep red.
Solid block.
Carved in the round: bearded head with hair arranged in long flowing locks, ending in curls around neck, well-defined eyes with eyelids and pupils, and bushy beard covering lower half of face.
Broken, with unweathered chip on nose, a large weathered break across lower proper left side of face, a large weathered circular patch on top of head (probably where a polos or crown has been broken off), and a jagged scar over proper right eye; green copper weathering surface.

The red glass has acquired a green patina.

Glass head of Zeus Sarapis, Glass, Roman

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