Portrait head of a «kosmetes»

Provenance: Athens, «Diogeneion». Height: 0.42 m. Marble: Pentelic.
Chronology: before the end of the 2nd century AD. EAM 405

The head was inserted into the stele. A man of advanced age, bearded and bald is depicted. The hair on the sides of the head, arranged in spiral locks in high relief, the beard worked in low relief and the inner tension of the face refer to portraits of Stoic philosophers of the Antonine period and to the portrait of the philosopher Emperor Marcus Aurelius.