Agora Object: S 659
Inventory Number:   S 659
Section Number:   Σ 359
Title:   Portrait Head of Male Figure
Category:   Sculpture
Description:   Face and part of hair preserved; broken all around; nose and right eye chipped.
A portrait head, perhaps a Kosmete. An elderly man with short beard and sideburns and mustache. Deep wrinkles below cheeks; furrowed brow; wide open eyes. The hair hangs over the forehead in pointed strands. On top of the head is a low crown, formed by a plain convex band surmounted by a wreath (?).
The surface of the marbles has been burned. The workmanship is not of the best.
Pentelic marble.
Drilled for setting on base in June 1950.
Broken off its base and stolen in December 1963.
Notes:   Ca. 2.20m. below surfaceUsed to be in the Upper Colonnade
Context:   In loose fill containing late Roman and Turkish sherds, ca. 2.20m. below surface.
Negatives:   Leica, 6-149, XLIII-19, XLIII-20, XLIX-64
Dimensions:   P.H. 0.315; P.W. 0.186; P.Th. 0.091
Material:   Marble (Pentelic)
Chronology:   Period of Gallenius.
Date:   14 March 1936
Section:   Σ
Grid:   Σ:9/ΚΓ
Period:   Roman
Bibliography:   Guide (1962), p. 197.
    AgoraPicBk 5 (1960), fig. 35.
    Agora I, no. 49, pp. 63-64, pl. 31.
References:   Publication: Agora I
Publication: AgoraPicBk 5 (1960)
Publication Page: Agora 1, s. 77, p. 63
Publication Page: Agora 1, s. 115, p. 101
Publication Page: Agora 1, s. 121, p. 107
Images (8)
Card: S 659