Bust (sculpture)


Bust (sculpture)

A bust is a sculpted or cast representation of the upper part of the human figure, depicting a person's head and neck, as well as 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 suitable material (such as marble, bronze or clay).

ee also

* "Main": Statue, Sculpture
** "Bust images": Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tiberius, Antinous, Julius Caesar, Augustus Caesar, Caligula, The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
* "People": Bertel Thorvaldsen, Joseph Nollekens

External links

* [http://www.livius.org/gi-gr/greeks/greeks.html Livius.org: Bust gallery of famous ancient Greeks]
* [http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/bust_1?view=uk Oxford definition]
* [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bust Dictionary.com definition]


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