Marble portrait bust (protome) of a Roman citizen of the Flavian era. The shape of the face is ovoid with a wide forehead. The eyes are almond – shaped. The nose is narrow and well-defined. The Cheekbones are clearly indicated. The chin is robust and the lips are full. The coiffure is composed of layers of ringlets or 'snail' curls framing the face. The beard is engraved. The bust bears personal characteristic features. This kind of private portrait sculpture was most closely associated with funerary contexts.