Male portrait

Inv. Scu 345

This portrait features a man with almond-shaped eyes emphasized by arched eyebrows.

The intense expression is also enhanced by the shape of his tight lips, which create small dimples at the corners of the mouth, above a receding chin. The skin of the face is smooth and free of wrinkles.

The hair, that falls on a high forehead, is combed in a straight haircut, modelled in close, tiny carved locks that follow the shape of the skull.

This work, datable to the early 1st century AD, was purchased by the Capitoline Museum from the collection of cardinal Alessandro Albani
in 1733.