Here’s a very creepy one of an older Roman male, possibly Scipio Africanus the Elder. The white of the eyes is made of bone and the pupils are made from black and gray stone. The pupils are set in the middle of the eyes, giving the illusion that the statue’s eyes follow you around the room. Double creepy.
The bust was found in the Roman city of Herculaneum, buried after the 79CE eruption of Vesuvius. It was found in the Villa Papyri, a wealthy Roman house – which was actually built on the slope of Mount Vesuvius for the express purpose of having an unobstructed view of the mountain. Not such a great idea after all, I guess.
The bust now sits in the Naples Archaeological Museum.