Portrait head of a «kosmetes»

Provenance: Athens, «Diogeneion». Height: 0.29 m. Marble: Pentelic.
Chronology: 150/160 AD. EAM 404

The portrait depicts a mature, bearded man. The dense hair, organized into heavy, tousled locks, the short beard, worked in fairly low relief, and the lean but smooth face constitute a deliberate attempt to imitate portraits of the Hadrianic era, but also later ones, which derive from Asia Minor.