Alexander the Great was the son of Philip II, king of Macedonia in the 4th century B.C. In a mere 11 years of campaigning, Alexanderthe Great amassed the most extensive empire the world had ever seen. (find out more about Alexander...)
This bust is reproduced from a full figure currently exhibited in Munich. The strength and youthfulness of the features captivate the viewer. The features are of almost superhuman beauty but there is a tinge of bitterness in the lips and a melancholy in the dreamy thoughtful eyes.
Hellenistic period, Glyptothek Munich, Germany.Made of bonded marble with a marble patina finish.