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An Etruscan Alexander-type bronze statuette dated to 300-250 BC.
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Splendid ! Never seen before !
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It's very difficult to know if it is meant to be Alexander, or just influenced by him, or just the style of the day. It's in the British Museum.
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I was going to ask where that was. Alexias, did the placard ID it other than place and date?
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"Bronze votive statuette of a youth holding a cup in a gesture of offering and an incense box
Etruscan or Faliscan 300BC - 250 BC
Castellani collection"

This is the link to the BM's online catalogue https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/ ... tte&page=1

Perhaps it refers to the Alexander story of being too generous as a boy with incense?

There is this terracotta head too (which I've posted before) and which definitely seems influenced by Alexander

https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/ ... ead&page=1
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I've just noticed on the terracotta head that there is an indentation on the hair for a fillet or wreath - which I think means a divinity, a ruler or a crowned athlete.
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If you click on the BM image of the bronze, it does say it might be ATG
Bronze votive statuette of youth (Alexander the Great?) holding a cup in a gesture of offering and an incense-box.
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Cool. Thank you.
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