Herm portrait of the kosmetes Onasos

Provenance: Athens, «Diogeneion». height: 2.20 m (with base). height of head: 0.31 m. Socket for insertion of a tenon (on the right) 0.08x0.045 m. Marble: Pentelic.
Chronology: 129-138 AD. EAM 387

According to the inscription on the stele the kosmetes Onasos, son of Trophimos, from Pallene is depicted. He is shown bearded. The oblong shape of the head, the hair arranged in tousled loose locks, the luxuriant beard and, mainly, the “tense” expression of the face evoke portraits of intellectuals of the 4th and 3rd century BC (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Epicurus, Metrodoros).