A schist bust of Serapis
Ancient Region of Gandhara, 2nd century
Carved in the round, he wears a tunic with the hem draped over the left shoulder and across the back, the contours of his face exquisitely modeled with a bulging chin surrounded by his arched mustache and the thick swirls of his beard, his open eyes framed by pronounced cheekbones, a broad nose, and his prominent forehead, his hair falling to his shoulders in curly locks ordered by a headband and surmounted by the calathus.
3 3/4 in. (8.5 cm) high