From the Latin verus (“true”),¬† a style of portraiture that attempts to depict a true likeness of an individual.¬† Etruscan and Roman sculptors working in the veristic style faithfully represented their subjects’ imperfections, such as wrinkles, warts, and baldness. Web resource here.

Veristic portraitPortrait bust of a man. Marble. Mid-first century CE. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.