Private Portrait of a Young Man

Culture: Roman
Period: Hadrian to Antonine Period, 117-161 A.D.
Material: Marble
Dimensions: 28 cm high
Price: 16 000 Euro
Ref: 3344
Provenance: Old Spanish private collection José Louis Vinas, 1970s. Thence in a French collection. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: Unrestored, numerous losses, especially on the nose and the left side of the face. In total a head of high quality with a strong expression.
Description: Finely worked, life-size private portrait of a young man whose hairstyle still is in the tradition of Emperor Trajan’s. His hair combed in streaks forward and sideways down framing the elongated face. The eyes large and vigilant, the brows bushy. The man wears a cropped moustache and a thin whisker indicating his youth. The mouth is closed. This head is following the imperial portraits of the period and is intended to characterize the depicted person as a promising man with determination designated for the cursus honorum. Mounted.