Portrait head of a «kosmetes»

Provenance: Athens, «Diogeneion». Height: 0.30 m. Marble: Pentelic.
Chronology: around the middle of the 3rd century AD. EAM 402

The portrait depicts a mature, bearded man. The short hair is combed to the front in crescent-shaped locks; at the forehead the locks diverge outwards running in opposite directions. The short beard is organized in spiral locks. The rugged expression of the face follows the style of portraits of the period of Philip the Arab and Traianus Decius.