Agora Object: S 356
Inventory Number:   S 356
Section Number:   Ι 314
Title:   Portrait Bust of Male Figure
ΤΙΤΛΟΣ:   Μαρμάρινη προτομή νέου, ίσως μέλους της Ιουλιοκλαυδιανής αυτοκρατορικής οικογένειας 10 π.Χ. - 20 μ.Χ.
Category:   Sculpture
Description:   Missing: upper part of left ear, edges of right ear, tip of nose, left side of neck at join. Mended from two adjoining pieces. The tenon is chipped and broken. The head is preserved from top to tenon, with a cutting sloping upwards from the tenon to the back of the shoulders.
The head represents a young man with short, curling hair, which lies in flat wisps close to his head. His Adam's apple is very visible. The eyebrows are faintly indicated, the tear duct and the wrinkle between his eyebrows are very marked.
Work of the Julio-Claudian period.
Pentelic marble.
Drilled for setting with bronze pin in hollowed base 1956.
ΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΦΗ:   Προτομή νέου, πιθανότατα μέλους της Αυτοκρατορικής οικογένειας. Φέρει αποκρούσεις στο αριστερό αυτί, στη μύτη και στο πίσω αριστερό τμήμα του λαιμού. Προέρχεται από τη Ρωμαϊκή περίοδο. Πεντελικό μάρμαρο (αρχές 1ου αιώνα μ.Χ).
Notes:   The bust was found in the deposit Q 15:1.
Context:   The head found cemented into the filling of the Venetian wall ca. 1.00m. north of small drain at 52/Ι. The bust found in the pit at 55/IH-IZ.
Negatives:   Leica, 3-274, 3-275, 3-276, 3-277, 3-278, 3-187, 3-188, XLIII-15, XLIII-16, XLIII-17, XLIII-18, 83-13-6, 83-13-9, 83-13-10, 83-13-13, 83-13-14, 83-13-17,
color slide
Dimensions:   H. ca. 0.48; P.W. (head) 0.201, (bust) 0.39; P.L. 0.242
Material:   Marble (Pentelic)
Chronology:   10 B.C.-20 A.D.
Date:   5 May 1933
Section:   Ι
Grid:   Ι:52/Ι
    Ι:55/ΙΗ-ΙΖ
Deposit:   Q 15:1
Period:   Roman
Bibliography:   Guide (1990), p. 270.
    Guide (1976), p. 276.
    Guide (1962), pp. 185-6.
    AgoraPicBk 5 (1960), fig. 7.
    Hafner (1954), no. A 41, p. 83, pl. 38.
    Hesperia 4 (1935), pp. 407-411, figs. 32-34, pl. 5.
    AJA 37 (1933), pp. 544-546, fig. 5B.
    Art and Archaeology 34 (November-December 1933), p. 289.
    ILN (26 August 1933),
    Agora I, no. 7, pp. 17-20, pls. 5-6.
    Agora V, no. K 144, p. 72.
    Agora XIV, p. 188, pl. 96 a.