Head of an athlete

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Alexias
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Head of an athlete

Post by Alexias » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:29 pm

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An interesting head for sale http://www.artancient.com/antiquities-f ... hlete.html. It has all the 'Alexander' attributes of the period - deep-set eyes, small full mouth, prominent brow, curly hair. Could be anyone, even Hephaestion, though probably not Alexander as the attributes are not pronounced enough. Date c 300 BC. Cost £56,000.

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