Male Bust



Over life-size portrait of a man restored on modern bust. Only the back part of the head has the original flat treatment of the hair. In the rest of the head the details of hair are only indicated by the pecking technique. The man turns strongly to the left and has a contracted forehead, a short mouth, and a pronounced vein on the right side of the neck. These features were common in portraits from the Hellenistic era. The locks at the forehead are long and in the shape of flames and combed forwards towards the front and have a similarity with the first portrait type of Domitian (some portraits of Domitian were however reworked as portraits of Nero). The right ear, nose, lips, chin, patch on right eyebrow & all front hair locks are restorations..