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This is a larger-than-life statue of the Governor of Aphrodisias, Flavius Palmatus, that was found in the Theater Agora ("Tetrastoön").

The governor wears a senatorial toga and holds a scepter and a ceremonial handkerchief (mappa).  At his feet are rolled-up scrolls.  He has a fashionable Constantinopolitan hairstyle.  He statue was set up, on a re-used base, by and leading citizen, Flavius Athenaeus. (from the description in the Aphrodisias Museum)