Portrait head of a «kosmetes»

Provenance: Athens, «Diogeneion». Height: 0.35 m. Marble: Pentelic.
Chronology: 220-240 AD. EAM 390

The portrait depicts a bearded man in middle age. The philosophical mood and the inner tranquility of the face refer to Classical models. Similarly, the arrangement of the hair at the tall forehead recalls portraits of the orator Aeschines, the poet Menander, and possibly of the Stoic philosopher Seneca.