Portrait head of a «kosmetes»

Provenance: Athens, «Diogeneion». Height: 0.28 m. Marble: Pentelic.
Chronology: 200-230 AD. EAM 397

The portrait depicts a mature, bearded man. The short hair is arranged in tousled, crescent-shaped locks rendered in high relief. The short beard and the moustache are worked in lower relief. The swollen ears indicate his athletic past as a wrestler. He would wear a himation.