Portrait of a Priest.

Marble. 117138 CE.
Inv. No. L.2007.8.5.

New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

On loan from the collection of Shelby White and Leon Levy.
Roman marble portrait of a priest. Note the headpiece with a raised, round diadem in the center of a rolled fillet. The museum suggests that the garb of the figure indicates that he is a priest of the (imported Egyptian) god Serapis. Dated to the Hadrianic Period (A.D. 117-138).
2010. Photo, text: Roger B. Ulrich.
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History of Ancient Rome