A GREEK GILT SILVER HEAD OF A BEARDED MAN
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
Perhaps from the tondo of a shallow bowl, depicted with his head turned to his left, his hair a mass of thick curls, his forehead slightly creased and brow furrowed, the oval face with realistic features, including large deep-set convex eyes, the irises and pupils indicated, a straight nose and prominent cheekbones, his small mouth with full lips framed by a thick moustache and a beard of short curly locks, extensive gilding preserved for the hair throughout
2 in. (5.1 cm.) high