Portrait head of a «kosmetes»

Provenance: Athens, «Diogeneion». Height: 0.34 m. Marble: Pentelic.
Chronology: end of the 2nd/early 3rd century AD. EAM 408

The portrait depicts a bearded man in middle age. His luxuriant, thick hair forms tousled, spiral locks, separated by deep drillings. The beard, equally luxuriant, is worked in lower relief. The horizontal wrinkle on the forehead and the vertical ones over the eyebrows underline the spirituality of the figure. The portrait follows the iconographic type of the philosopher of Asia Minor.