Male portrait

Inv. Scu 346

This portrait features a middle-aged man whose face, with pronounced cheekbones, is dominated by almond-shaped eyes with asymmetrical, arched eyebrows. The face is characterized by prominent nose, full and tight lips and receding chin.

The hair is combed in straight locks falling on the high forehead, in a style that was very popular at the end of the Republican age; the
portrait, however, can be dated to the late Augustan age.

The portrait was purchased by the Capitoline Museum from the collection of cardinal Alessandro Albani
in 1733.