Portrait head of a «kosmetes» with part of the herm

Provenance: Athens, «Diogeneion». Height: 0.43 m. Height of head: 0.32 m. Traces of sockets for the insertion of tenons are preserved. Marble: Pentelic.
Chronology: around the end of the 2nd or early 3rd century AD. EAM 389

The portrait depicts a man at an advanced age, bearded and bald. He would wear a himation. The hair is arranged in thick, tousled, crescent-shaped locks. The beard is short and the moustache completely covers the upper lip. It is associated with portraits of Stoic philosophers of the Antonine period (Iunius Rusticus) and the philoshoper-type portraits of Asia Minor.