Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum
Statue of Man with Ivy-Wreath
Male imperial portrait with many restorations that left it in a poor condition. The man wears an ivy wreath around his head a feature associated with poets. He has a short beard, a tousled curly hairstyle and snaked shaped curls around his temples and forehead. The face is slightly triangular and the mouth is small with parted lips. The drill was used to create a deeper light/shadow effect. The head is similar to the type known as Hadrianus Renatus. The slightly raised left arm supports both ends of the mantle, and the right holds a scroll. The body belongs to the type known as Huftmanteltypus, used as portrait type in late Republic, early Imperial times: an idealised naked body only partially covered by a himation. The surface of the whole statue was also treated twice in modern times.