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Egyptian marble of Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

EGYPTIAN, CLASSICAL, ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ART

100 B.C.E. – 100 C.E. Marble

On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

Alexander the Great, 100 B.C.E. – 100 C.E. Marble, 3 1/2 x 2 x 1 1/2 in. (8.9 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 54.162.
Alexander the Great, 100 B.C.E. – 100 C.E. Marble, 3 1/2 x 2 x 1 1/2 in. (8.9 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 54.162.
Alexander the Great, 100 B.C.E. – 100 C.E. Marble, 3 1/2 x 2 x 1 1/2 in. (8.9 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 54.162.
Alexander the Great, 100 B.C.E. – 100 C.E. Marble, 3 1/2 x 2 x 1 1/2 in. (8.9 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 54.162.

Head, torso and upper right arm from a composite (?) statuette of Alexander the Great in alabaster. Head twisted to left and originally furnished with metal diadem (drill holes in head) terminating in single strand on right shoulder. Preserved portion probably made as separate unit. Perhaps based on original by Lysippus. Condition: Diadem lost. A few minute chips.

This posthumous statue was carved from an Egyptian stone in the Greek style that emphasizes motion by the twist of the head and neck.

Late Period to Roman Period

DIMENSIONS 3 1/2 x 2 x 1 1/2 in. (8.9 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm).

CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund


Source for informations and images: Brooklyn Museum

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