Images - The immortal Alexander the Great

Architectural element with lion’s head (metope)
Parthia. 2nd century BC-1st century AD
Terracotta, 25.3 x 14.4 cm

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Table clock: the vigil of Alexander the Great
Russia, St Petersburg (?), after original by Pierre Philippe Thomire. 1830-40 (?)
Bronze, cast, chased and gilded, 70 x 30 x 70 cm

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Textile with representation of Gaia-Isis in a medallion
Egypt. 4th century AD
Linen, wool, gobelin technique, Ø 25.5 cm

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Buckle plaque: scene with fighting animals
Altay (?), Iran (?). 4th century BC
Silver, 5.7 x 4.3 cm

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Figure of Cleopatra VII
Egypt. 51-30 BC
Basalt, h 104 cm

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Portrait study of a Ptolemaic king
Egypt. 3rd-1st century BC
Limestone, h 10.5 cm

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Figure of Bacchus/Dionysus
Roman copy, 2nd century AD, after Greek original. Late 4th-early 3rd century BC
Marble, h 207 cm

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Figure of Hercules with the apples of the Hesperides
Roman copy, 2nd century AD, after Greek original. Mid 4th century BC
Marble, h 201 cm

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Heracles fighting the Nemaean lion
Rome, 2nd-3rd century AD fragments with possible Italian additions. 16th-17th century
Marble, h 65

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Bust of Achilles
Roman copy, 2nd century AD, after Greek original. 170-160 BC
Marble, h 42 cm

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Head of Alexander (fragment of a figure)
Asia Minor, Bithynia (?), Roman copy, 1st century BC, after Greek original. 175-150 BC
Fine-grained marble, h 6 cm

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Earrings with pendants in the form of a dove
Greek, Alexandria (?). 2nd century BC
Gold, hessonite, glass, h 6.3/6.5 cm

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Chariot element: head of a warrior
Greece (?). Early 3rd century BC
Bronze, dark-brown patina, 24 x 16 cm

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Black-figure hydria: Achilles with Hector’s body
Attica, Leagros group, Antiopa Painter. C. 510 BC
Earthenware, h 49 cm

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Red-figure hydria-kalpis: Achilles and Polyxena
Attica, Berlin Painter. C. 500 BC
Earthenware, h 37 cm

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Red-figured volute krater: sacrificial scene
Southern Italy, Apulia, Darius Painter. 340-30 BC
Earthenware, h 95, Ø rim 45.4, Ø foot 21 cm

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Ring: Athena Nikephoros
Greek, Northern Black Sea region, Pantikapeion (?). Late 4th century BC
Gold, Ø ring 2.3 cm

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Plaque: two warriors fighting
Northern Black Sea region. 4th century BC
Gold, 14 x 19 cm

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Gorytos plate: scenes from the life of Achilles
Northern Black Sea region, Bosporan Kingdom (?). 350-25 BC
Gold, 46.8 x 27.3 cm

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Dionysus
Rome, 1st-2nd century AD (figurine). 7th-9th century (inscription)
Bronze, h without pedestal 32 cm, with pedestal 37 cm

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Aquamanile: Aristotle and Campaspe
Northern Germany. Late 14th-early 15th century
Bronze, cast, h 32.6 cm

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Head of a youth with Alexander’s features
Asia Minor, Smyrna. 2nd century BC
Earthenware, traces of gold mica, white slip and yellow paint., h 11.1 cm

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Richard Brompton (c. 1734–1783), Portrait of Grand Dukes Alexander and Constantine. 1781
Oil on canvas, 210 x 146.5 cm

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Nikolai Vereshchagin (circle of), The Triumph of Alexander the Great
Russia, Arkhangelsk. Late 18th century
Whale bone, wood, carved and engraved, 24 x 19 x 13.5 cm

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Olive wreath
Greek, Northern Black Sea region, Bosporan Kingdom. Mid 4th century BC
Gold, Ø c. 32 cm

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Greek breastplate decorated with head of Medusa
Greece. 5th-4th century BC
Bronze, 41 x 44 cm

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Antoine Marie Mélotte (1722-95), Alexander the Great and Darius’ family
Liège. C. 1777-80
Boxwood, in 4 sections, 72 x 95 cm

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Bernard Picart (1673-1733), after Charles Le Brun, The courage of Poros. 1700-33
Engraving with etching and burin, 70.6 x 55 cm (2nd sheet from series of 3)

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Stater
Macedonia, Alexander the Great. 336-323 BC
Gold, Ø 1.8 mm

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Unknown Dutch (?) artist, after Perino del Vaga, Alexander the Great cutting the Gordian knot. C. 1600
Drawing in pen and pencil, brown ink, white, gouache on green-blue paper, 34.8 x 26.7 cm

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Iron helmet with silver decoration
Greece, Melos (?). 360-300 BC
Iron, silver, gold, wood, leather, h c. 22 cm, w (with flaps) max. 30 x 22 cm

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Kylix with representation of Helios in his chariot
Eastern Mediterranean. 1st quarter 3rd century BC
Silver, cast, relief work and engraving, h 3.8, Ø 12.5 cm

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Head of Mithridates VI Eupator
Pergamon. 90-80 BC
Fine-grained marble with yellow tint, h 38 cm

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Bronze leg-protectors
Greece, 4th century BC
Bronze; h right protector 41, h left protector 40 cm

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Earrings with Nike, goddess of victory
Greek. Mid 4th century BC
Gold, h 4.8 cm

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Pietro Antonio Rotari (1707-1762), Alexander the Great and Roxanne. 1756
Oil on canvas, 243 x 202 cm

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Relief fragment: Persian soldier from Darius or Xerxes’ royal guard
Iran. C. 500 BC
Limestone, 22.3 x 20.2 cm

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Sebastiano Ricci (1659-1734), Apelles painting Campaspe. C. 1705
Oil on canvas, 300 x 261 cm

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Cup with handles in the form of animals
Eastern Iran (?). 5th-4th century BC
Gold, Ø 16, h 10.2 cm

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Tapestry: Alexander the Great and Darius’ Family from the History of Alexander the Great series, after cartoons by Charles Le Brun. Flanders, Brussels, Jan Frans van den Hecke workshop. 1661-95
Wool, silk, silver thread, 451 x 690 cm

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Head of a helmeted Hellenistic ruler
Eastern Mediterranean (?). 2nd-1st century BC
Bronze, brown patina, h 5.7 cm

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Iskandar and the Hermit. Illumination from a manuscript of Khamse by Nizami Ghanjavi
Manuscript copied by Mahmud in Herat for Sultan Shahruh, 10 Rabi’ II 835 Hijra (December 16, 1431 AD) Paper, gouache, gold, 23.7 x 13.7 cm, inscribed area 17 x 8.7 cm

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Figure of a horseman with bow
Iran. 5th-4th BC
Gold, h 3.6 cm

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Cameo: Alexander hunting boar
Italy. 1st century AD
Sardonyx, 2 x 2.2 cm

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Intaglio: Methe, goddess of drunkenness
Egypt, Aulus workshop. 1st century BC
Chalcedony, 2.2 x 1.7 cm

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Cameo. Twin portrait of Ptolemy II Philadelphos and Arsinoe II (Gonzaga Cameo)
Alexandria. 3rd century BC
Three-layer sardonyx, 15.7 x 11.8 cm

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Cameo: Zeus
Alexandria. 3rd century BC
Sardonyx, Ø 6.1 cm

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Cameo: Alexander Helios as Horus-Harpocrates
Egypt, 1st century BC
Sardonyx, 2.5 x 1.5 cm

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Cameo: triumph of Dionysus
Alexandria. 1st century BC
Sardonyx (on carnelian plaque), 4.2 x 2.7 cm

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Cuirass breastplate
Italy. Late 16th century
Steel, bone, wrought and carved, h 42 cm

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The exhibition

Foto: Jørgen Koopmanschap

Foto: Jørgen Koopmanschap

Foto: Jørgen Koopmanschap

Foto: Jørgen Koopmanschap

Foto: Jørgen Koopmanschap

Foto: Jørgen Koopmanschap

Foto: Jørgen Koopmanschap

These works of art can be seen at the exhibition The immortal Alexander the Great from 18 September 2010 to 18 March 2010 at the Hermitage Amsterdam. The visual material may only be published free of copyright for the purposes of this exhibition with the following creditline: “State Hermitage Museum St Petersburg”. The captions above must be used in combination with the images. If this material is used, a voucher copy of the publication should be sent to the address below.

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