Portrait head of a «kosmetes»

Provenance: Athens, «Diogeneion». Height: 0.34 m. Marble: Pentelic.
Chronology: 220-235 AD. EAM 414

The portrait depicts a mature, bearded man. He would wear a himation. His short hair is rendered as a single mass. The use of the drill to separate the locks is restricted at the sides. The fluidity in the modeling of the surface, visible around the eyes, is a typical feature of the late Severan period.