Portrait head of a «kosmetes»

Provenance: Athens, «Diogeneion». Height: 0.375 m. Marble: Pentelic.
Chronology: 220-235 AD. EAM 396

The portrait depicts a mature, bearded man. The short hair is combed to the front. At the sides and at the back of the head, the hair is formed in successive rows of crescent-shaped locks, worked in very low relief. The luxuriant, long beard is arranged in wavy locks. It follows the stereotypes of the portraits «Boehringer-type» of Plato of the decade 350-340 BC but in eclectic style.