Replica: Fragment of a coffered ceiling with man head. Serapeum. Mileto (Turkey) ANTIKENSAMMLUNG, BERLÍN.
Attentive and expressive glance, arrogant but brimming with live despite its severe features that contrasts to the hairstyle exquisiteness. The front of the relief represents a head which is executed with astonishingease and delicateness.
62 CM (H), 67 CM (W), 15 CM (D)
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Attentive and expressive glance, arrogant but brimming with life despite its severe features that contrasts to the exquisiteness of the hairstyle. The front of the relief represents a head executed with astonishing ease and delicateness. On the right, we find the rest of an object that could be a bow - symbol that might denotea representation of Apollo and the God who, according to several versions, is considered as Mileto’s father, according to several versions, Miletois an ancient Greek town on the western coast of Anatolia.
It belonged to Serapes or Serapeion Temple, a Greek- Egyptian deity whose worship introduced on behalf ofthe Pharaoh Ptolomy I Soter was spread as a political question until the Roman Empire times. It was built in the third century B.C. in the south agora of Miletus, same area as the monumental market gate.It was a building like a basilica with the main transeptflanked by two corridors divided into two sets of Ionic columns and a marble arcade of4 columns at the front.
On the top of this fragment, we observe a curved egg-shaped and darts patterns which magnifies the frame effect and indicates one of the most common designs in the Ionic planting, with a highly elaborated ledge. All this arising from the need for accentuating and bringing together buildings and objects.