Portrait head of a «kosmetes»

Provenance: Athens, «Diogeneion». Height: 0.28 m. Marble: Pentelic.
Chronology: around the middle of the 3rd century AD. EAM 398

The portrait depicts a bearded man in his early maturity. His hair is treated as a single mass, while the locks are almost engraved. In contrast, the beard is plastically rendered, organized in spiral locks. The thin moustache is engraved, as, too, is the hair of the eyebrows. It follows the contemporary trend of the portraits of the early Gallienus period.