Roman Marble Portrait of the Young Marcus Aurelius as Hermes, ca. AD 126 - 128; height cm 22,5 (cm 34,5 with Red Imperial Porphyry stand); Outstanding portrait of Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor and Stoic philosopher (AD 161 - 180). The portrait dates back to his childhood years, as can be seen from his young cheeks, small fleshy mouth and big eyes. The hair frames the face in tiny wavy locks; on his head the Petasos, the typical hat of the God Hermes - Mercury. Provenance: French noble collection since 1960s, with an export licence issued by the Republic of France.