Bronze Figure of Serapis Seated on a Throne at Phoenix Ancient Art

Published on June 12, 2010 by Phoenix in Ali Aboutaam, Hicham Aboutaam, Phoenix Ancient Art

One of the many  antiques available from Hicham and Ali Aboutaam at Phoenix Ancient Art is this thirdpcentury Bronze Figure of Serapis seated on a Throne. 

Serapis was quite popular during the Hellenistic period , with a large temple located in Alexandria and another famous one in Memphis.  His successful cult spread throughout the Mediterranean basin.  This small bronze, and other similar figures, is believed  to correspond to the cult statue that is housed in the Alexandria temple. This statue was commissioned by Ptolemy II to the sculptor Bryaxis the Younger.