Portrait bust of Emperor Domitian at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Yorkmyminifactory.com
Domitian (r. A.D. 81-96), the third and final member of the Flavian dynasty of Roman emperors, was the younger son of Vespasian (r. A.D. 69-79) and brother of Titus (r. A.D. 78-81). Unlike his father and his brother, he was not regarded as a popular ruler and suffered damnatio memoriae [a] after his assassination. Nevertheless, several marble portraits of Domitian survive- the present example is one of the finest. This realistic portrait of him at about age forty expresses something of the absolute power that Domitian wielded over the entire Roman world, but it also depicts personal characteristics- notably, he wears a wig that concealed his baldness in later life.
Galileo Galilei at the Borghese Gardens, Italymyminifactory.com
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Beethoven Bust (3D printable)sketchfab.com
Traian Grozavescu Bust in Lugoj, Romaniamyminifactory.com
Traian Grozăvescu (1895 — February 14, 1927) was an Austro-Hungarian-born Romanian operatic tenor. Born in Lugoj, he served in the Austro-Hungarian Armyin World War I. In 1922, following a disagreement with the Cluj Opera, he left for Vienna and sang at the Vienna State Opera, as well as at the Hungarian State Opera House and the Berlin State Opera, achieving great success. He was shot dead with a revolver by his jealous wife and buried in his native town.
Torso of Eros at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Yorkmyminifactory.com
Torso of Banovic Strahinja at the V&A, Londonmyminifactory.com
This marble torso was made by Ivan Meštrovic in Serbia in about 1908. It represents a mythical Serbian hero renowned for his beauty, Banovic Strahinja. Meštrovic trained in Vienna then moved to Paris where he met Rodin. The influence of Rodin can be seen in this naturalistic but fragmented figure. The sculpture was donated by the Serbian Government following an exhibition of Meštrovic's work at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1915. It depicts a larger than life size torso of a man. There is no head, the arms stop just below the shoulders and the top of the legs disappear into a square integral base.