A bust is a sculpted or cast representation of the upper part of the human figure, depicting a person's head and neck, and a variable portion of the chest and shoulders. The piece is normally supported by a plinth. These forms recreate the likeness of an individual. These may be of any medium used for sculpture, such as marble, bronze, terracotta or wood. A parallel term, aust, is a representation of the upper part of an animal or mythical creature.
Sculptural portrait heads from classical antiquity are sometimes displayed as busts. However, these are often fragments from full-body statues, or were created to be inserted into an existing body; these portrait heads are not included in this article.
- Pericles with the Corinthian helmet (marble, Roman after a Greek original, ca. 430 BC)
- The Empress Vibia Sabina (ca. 130 AD)
- Lucius Verus (ca. 140 AD)
- Head of a Dignitary, court workshop of the Kingdom of Benin, Nigeria (clay, 16th century)
- Bust of a Man from the studio of Francis Harwood (black limestone, ca. 1758)
- Unidentified woman, by Joseph Chinard (terracotta, 1802)
- Chief Beshekee by Francis Vincenti (marble, 1855–56)
- Keys To Community by James Peniston (2007)
- Previously known as The Blackamoor.
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