Bust of an ephebe with part of the herm

Provenance: Athens, ┬źDiogeneion┬╗. Height: 0.67 m. height of head: 0.31 m. Sockets for insertion of tenons 0.13x0.052 m. Marble: Pentelic.
Chronology: 238-251 AD. EAM 391

The portrait depicts a beardless young man. He wears a himation over his left shoulder. His short hair is treated as a single mass and the locks are barely indicated, almost engraved. The face is young with smooth, plump cheeks and fleshy mouth. The portrait follows the contemporary style of the time. It is close to portraits of Gordian III.