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Equestrian Alexander, 1st century BCE

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Equestrian Alexander

The “Equestrian Alexander,” a bronze statuette from the first century BCE. It was discovered in Italy, at Herculaneum, in 1761. It is thought to be a copy of a famous lost statue by Lysippos showing Alexander astride his fabled horse, Bucephalus, about to spear an attacker.

“The World of Alexander Was Rich and Beautiful Even Before the Movies,” New York Times, December 31, 2004.

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