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usually depicted as an old man with a patriarchal head, close to that of Zeus. He has luxuriant hair and a long beard. On his head he wears a Modius, the basket-like symbol of fertility. His body is covered with a rich cloak. It should be also mentioned, that in the only complete representation of Sarapis in Alexandria, in a silver tetradrachm of Ptolemy IV, Sarapis wears the Atef crown of Sarapis, an obvious promotion of his Egyptian roots (Fig. 30).


Fig. 29. Apis bull Fig. 28. Sarapis statue Sarapeion

Final study of CulMe-WeOnCT project  
Final study of CulMe-WeOnCT project