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Hellenistic Ruler


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Description This statue is characteristic of a portrait tradition of Alexander that was established during his life. The powerfully muscular physique with irregularly bulging contours suggests that the figure was created by Alexandrian craftsmen. The wax model for the figure was assembled from elements cast in different molds, resulting in the unusual proportions of the limbs.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Loan Considerationexamined for loan
9/16/1959Examinationexamined for condition
8/03/1981Loan Considerationexamined for loan
3/31/1982Loan Considerationexamined for loan
10/20/1982Loan Considerationexamined for loan
4/26/1988Treatmenttechnical study; cleaned; stabilized; loss compensation
12/20/1988Loan Considerationexamined for loan
Exhibitions
  • The Search for Alexander. National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. 1980-1983.
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
  • Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; San Diego Museum Of Art, San Diego; Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), New York. 2009-2011.
Provenance Matossian [date and mode of acquisition unknown] by 1921; L├ępine [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Maison Nadaud [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930

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Period
2nd-1st century BC (Hellenistic)
Medium
solid cast bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.1045
Measurements
H: 9 13/16 x W: 5 3/8 x D: 2 15/16 in. (25 x 13.7 x 7.5 cm). 4.22 lbs (1.91 kg).
Geography
  • Egypt (Place of Discovery)

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