Sculpture of a Roman general from the 2nd century CE, made of white marble. The figure depicted was holding in his left hand a shield decorated with the image of a Gorgon / Medusa.
The character has a military coat (plaudamentum) typical of high Roman officers, fastened with a brooch (fibula) on the right shoulder.
According to Pliny the Elder, Roman portraits to honour characters could take various forms: standing, on horseback or in a chariot. Various types of clothing were also used – toga, armoured or naked; following the example of Greek sculptures.
The artefact is in the Parco Archeologico di Lilibeo in Marsala (Sicily).