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Head of Alexander the Great

Artefact Details

Gallery number: 34 – Ground Floor

Period: Ptolemaic (332 – 30 BC)

Size: Height: 10 cm

Place of discovery: Al-Yauta (Fayum)

Material: Alabaster

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This alabaster head is the remain of a small statuette of Alexander the Great: the emperor has been given long thick curls held in place by a band that was an emblem of royalty in portraits of Macedon: Probably a crown was inserted on top of the head.