Portrait head of a «kosmetes»

Provenance: Athens, «Diogeneion». height: 0.30 m. Marble: Thasian (?).
Chronology: Late Trajanic period. EAM 410

The portrait depicts an old man. The accentuated facial features indicate his age (baldness, sagging upper eyelids, sunken cheeks due to the absence of teeth, clenched mouth, non-existent lips). The few tufts of hair on the sides of the head slightly in relief. The realistic rendering refers to portraits of the Flavian and Trajanic period.