Marble bust of the Greek playwright, Menander, circe 100-150 CE (“common era”).
The bust is part of the permanent collection at the Getty Museum in Malibu, Ca.
The photo above was taken in January, 2009.
The 2nd century Getty version of this bust is a Roman copy of a Greek original. The original was made shortly after Menander’s death in 291 BCE (“before the common era”) and was on display at the Theatre of Dionysus in Greece.