Agora Object: S 517
Inventory Number:   S 517
Section Number:   Β' 251
Title:   Portrait Head of Male Figure
Category:   Sculpture
Description:   Broken off diagonally at the neck, from the right ear.
A bearded male head, slightly larger than life-size. The nose is broken off; the eyes, very deep set and with pupils and iris incised, look up and outward. Beard, mustache and eyebrows are very light; very slightly raised masses with the locks engraved by shallow strokes; the beard so light as not to change the profile of the chin at all. The hair in contrast, is treated in heavy curling locks, drilled in front and to the side, chiseled on the top, which shows weather wear.
Good work, certainly a Roman portrait, but not obviously of any emperor, but perhaps of a kosmetes.
Of Antonine or later date.
Pentelic marble.
Cf. Hesperia 29 (1960), p. 389.
Context:   Found lying over bedrock in 9th-10th century fill.
Negatives:   Leica, 5-68, 5-69, 5-70, 5-71, 5-98, 5-99, color slide
Dimensions:   P.H. 0.292; W. 0.238; Th. 0.259
Material:   Marble (Pentelic)
Chronology:   Ca. 210-220 A.D.
Date:   18 February 1935
Section:   Β'
Grid:   Β':37/ΚΒ
Elevation:   -2.10m.
Masl:   -2.1m.
Period:   Roman
Bibliography:   Museum Guide (2014), p. 91.
    Hesperia 76 (2007), pp. 376-377, n. 13, fig. 8.
    Guide (1976), p. 302.
    Guide (1962), p. 192.
    AgoraPicBk 5 (1960), fig. 29.
    AJA 39 (1935), p. 181, fig. 10.
    Agora I, no. 37, pp. 49-50, pl. 24.
Published Type:   Hesperia 29 (1960), p. 389.
References:   Publications (5)
Publication Page: Agora 1, s. 63, p. 49
Publication Page: Agora 1, s. 121, p. 107
Images (65)
Notebook: Β'-3
Notebook Page: Β'-3-60 (pp. 358-359)
Notebook Page: Β'-3-62 (pp. 362-363)
Card: S 517