Head of Antiochus IV

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 27 October 2019

The youthful, clean-shaven face of the Seleucid king Antiochus IV Epiphanes (r. 175 - 164 BCE) resembles Alexander the Great (r. 356 - 323 BCE), with features of age, such as the high hairline rendering the image more realistic. The head was presumably part of a cuirassed statue with a spear in the raised right hand. Marble, 174-165 BCE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2019, October 27). Head of Antiochus IV. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11367/head-of-antiochus-iv/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Head of Antiochus IV." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 27, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11367/head-of-antiochus-iv/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Head of Antiochus IV." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Oct 2019. Web. 24 Mar 2023.