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Roman Egyptian terracotta head of Zeus Serapis, 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D.  Hollow moulded, the bearded god wearing a modius on his head, 22.8 cm high. Private collection

Roman Egyptian terracotta head of Zeus Serapis, century century A. Hollow moulded, the bearded god wearing a modius on his head, cm high.

*The Saami - Samisk - Sámi*: The Ancient Gods of the Sami – De gamle samiske gudene This is the first depiction of the archaic Greek God Hermes from the 6th Century BCE. Pay attention to the resemblance of the clothing of this God with the Sami: The hat, the zigzag patterns on the tunic and the decor on his legs which is symbolizing wings. Hermes might be related to Tiermes [Diermes], an ancient Sami God.

first known depiction of the archaic Hermes, known as "Hemes Kriohoros" - bronze statue, Hermes is a "Ram Bearer" - from Archaic Greek period, circa c.

Terracotta lamp handle. Period: Imperial. Date: 2nd century A.D. Culture: Roman. Zeus Serapis, enthroned, holds a scepter in his left hand and rests his right hand on the head of Cerberos, the guard dog of Hades. Since the Roman Serapis is equated with Osiris, the Egyptian god of the Underworld, it seems appropriate to pair him with another representative of Hades, Cerberos. The association between the Greek god Zeus and the Egyptian god Serapis descends from Ptolemaic cult and highlights…

Terracotta lamp handle. Period: Imperial. Date: 2nd century A.D. Culture: Roman. Zeus Serapis, enthroned, holds a scepter in his left hand and rests his right hand on the head of Cerberos, the guard dog of Hades. Since the Roman Serapis is equated with Osiris, the Egyptian god of the Underworld, it seems appropriate to pair him with another representative of Hades, Cerberos. The association between the Greek god Zeus and the Egyptian god Serapis descends from Ptolemaic cult and highlights…

Roman Egyptian terracotta figural bust of Serapis, Roman Egypt, 3rd century A.D. Draped and wearing a modius, his features rather forlorn, 19 cm high. Private collection

Roman Egyptian terracotta figural bust of Serapis, Roman Egypt, century A. Draped and wearing a modius, his features rather forlorn, 19 cm high.

Gold statuette of Zeus Serapis  Period:     Mid-Imperial Date:     2nd century A.D. Culture:     Roman Medium:     Gold   2.9 cm.

Small statuette of the god zeus serapius high inch.) Roman, from Egypt, Mid-Imperial Period, century AD.

Carnelian oval gem with Zeus Serapis. Greek. Hellenistic Period. 2nd–1st century B.C. | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Alexander and the Hellenization of the Ancient World: Serapis, a composite Egyptian god who had features of the Greek god Zeus and the Egyptian god Osiris. An example of cultural assimilation during the Hellenistic era.

Bust of Jupiter Roman, Empire First - 2nd Century AD, after Greek model of the 2nd Half of the 4th Century. BC Bronze, hollow casting

Bust of Jupiter Roman, Empire - Century CE, after Greek model of the Half of the Century, BCE.

egyptian diadem with serapis wearing a kalathos crown - roman period

Serapis: Serapis Christus, The Original Christ Many historians attribute the origins of Jesus Christ to the creation of Serapis Christus around 300 B.

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