Alexander with the Spear
Hand patinated reproduction on a wooden base. Mold made from a print of the original work.
This statuette echoes a portrait of Alexander the Great made around 330 BC by Lysippus, court sculptor to the king of Macedon.
Alexander is depicted as a conqueror, a spear clasped firmly in his left hand, while the right one holds a sword. He is wearing a headdress, added to conform with this type of statuary: together with his heroic nudity, it probably evokes the sacred cult devoted to him after his death (323 BC), particularly in Egypt under the reign of the Ptolemies.