Head of Alexander the Great
Category: Sculpture in the round, heads / masks
Date: Graeco-Roman Period (332 BCE-395 CE)
Provenance: Lower Egypt, Alexandria, Kom El-Dekka (Excavations of the Polish Expedition)
Material: Rock, marble
Height: 17 cm;
A Roman replica of a marble head of Alexander the Great. It was found in Kom El Dekka in Alexandria by the Polish expedition.
The head bears the traditional features of the portraits of Alexander the Great which were mooraged by the sculptor Lysippos. The head is inclined to the right, the eyes are gazing meditatively into the distant horizon.
Antiquities Museum/Greco-Roman Museum