Alexander The Great
Hellenistic - Glytothek, Munich

Bust of Alexander the Great

 Alexander The Great 11-3/4" H
Bonded Marble on Marble Base
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"I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well." Alexander The Great
Alexander was born in 356 B.C. in the north of Greece at Pella, the capital of Macedonia. As a child he studied under the tutelage of Aristotle. At the age of sixteen while his father Philip, the king of Macedonia, marched against Byzantium, he was entrusted with the governing of his country. When his father was murdered he became king and leader of the powerful Macedonian army. After strengthening his position in Greece, he undertook a military campaign which freed the Greek cities of Asia Minor from Persian rule. With an objective of fusing western and oriental cultures, he then went on to conquer Egypt, Persia, and part of India before his death at the age of thirty-three. These brilliant accomplishments during his brief life identify him as one of the greatest of all military leaders. This portrait is reproduced from a full figure in Munich. The real merit of the statue is in its head which is identified as that of Alexander through literary accounts of his appearance and through its resemblance to portraits on Thracian coins. 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.