Alexander the Great is recognizable by the general appearance of his features and especially the long locks disordered, punctuated by an epi crowning his forehead - the anastolé.
At the bottom of the neck, cap for installation indicates that the head was inserted into a statue. The full cheeks and small fleshy mouth give the portrait a more juvenile than most representations of the sovereign. The oval face is perfectly regular, the forehead is smooth, the eyes are large and somewhat sunken.
Its appearance strongly idealized, almost classicist, in fact probably a posthumous portrait. The work was discovered in Egypt. The net canted, obliquely and vertically on the skull at the back of the head and neck for receiving complements marble or stucco, are also typical productions of this region of the Hellenistic world, which have 'not many marble.
In Alexandria, the conqueror was revered as the founder of the city like a god. In the Ptolemaic kingdom, pictures of Alexander are particularly numerous and they have multiplied them early.
With the copy in the Museum of Pella, then it would be a posthumous images of Alexander among the oldest of all those who have tirelessly propagated from the Hellenistic period.
Change of base on september 1st: next editions will have a black painted wooden base
Reproduction in hand patinated resin
- H. 18,5 cm (7.3"); W. 8 cm (3.1"); D. 4 cm (1.6")
Marble base : H. 2 cm (H. 0.78"); L. 6 cm (W. 2.36"); P. 6 cm (D. 2.36")
- 0,200 kg (0.44 lbs)
- Cardboard box
- Material of the original
- Lower Egypt
- Hellenistic period. End of the 4th century B.C., after a work of Lysippus
- Paris - Musée du Louvre
- Great figures, Greece
- Art movement
- Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities