Figurine of Sarapis
Sarapis is wearing a long himation (outer robe, cloak), arranged at the bottom in diagonal folds. A wreath of flowers with six garlands on his chest, hanging from his neck and reaching the base of his thighs. A face with schematic features is framed by long curly hair with five locks above his forehead. The thick beard parted in the middle is combed to the sides. The head is crowned with kalathos (Greek headgear on statues), decorated with plant motifs. The standing Sarapis type (a combination of several Greek and Egyptian deities), is known mainly from ceramic objects, i.e. figurines and lamps. Such lamps date to the 2nd and 3rd centuries. Tran Tan Tinh believes this to be a form of Sarapis cult statue, based on images of the god mounted on a pedestal. The absence of such representations from Alexandria suggests the origin of the statue from a provincial centre, perhaps Fayoum.