Bust of the Epicurean philosopher Metrodoros

Provenance: Athens. Height: 0.56 m. Marble: Parian.
Chronology: 117-138 AD. EAM 368

Metrodoros is depicted bearded. He turns the head to the left and wears a himation over his left shoulder. On his chin, the luxuriant beard is divided into two parts. The smooth forehead with the soft wrinkles, the broad cheeks, the pronounced cheekbones, the straight, classical nose and the fleshy, partly open lips evoke models of the 4th century BC.