Portrait head of a «kosmetes»

Provenance: Athens, «Diogeneion». Height: 0.34 m. Marble: Pentelic.
Chronology: 220-235 AD. EAM 415

The portrait depicts a bearded man in his early maturity. His luxuriant hair, combed to the front, is arranged in crescent-shaped, tousled locks worked in relief. The very short beard is rendered in very low relief. The standard stylistic features of portraits of the middle-late Severan period are recognizable.