Marble portrait bust of Herodes Atticus, found at Kiphisia, Attica
Middle of the 2nd c. AD.
The portrait of Herodes Atticus is made of Pentelic marble. The wealthy Athenian sophist (AD 101-178) was a benefactor of Athens and of other cities, where he erected many public buildings. He himself owned luxury villas in many areas of Greece. One of them was situated in Kiphisia, north of Athens, where this portrait bust was found.
Height 0,64 m.