The bust of the man is set within a circle formed
by a thick wreath containing fruits, leaves,
pinecones and grapes. With one shoulder bare
and the other partially covered by the upper
portion of a toga, the handsome male turns his
head just slightly to look at us at an angle. His
features are very finely modeled, with graceful
eyes, thick eyebrows, large nose and sensuous
lips. Most striking is the elaborate garland on his
head bursting with various fruits, sprigs and
flowers. He may be the god of wine Bacchus who
is often depicted wearing such a floral garland as
symbol of his closeness to the fruits of the earth.
This mosaic has been reconstructed using
ancient and modern materials.