Head of Alexander as Crown Prince

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 27 October 2019
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The image of the young Alexander (r. 356 - 323 BCE) is already characterized by a tuft of hair springing up from his forehead and long, flowing hair. Yet, the emotional expression and the gaze into the distance of later portraits are missing in the well-proportioned face. Marble. Roman copy (middle 2nd century CE) of an original one (c. 340-330 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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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, October 27). Head of Alexander as Crown Prince. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11368/head-of-alexander-as-crown-prince/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Head of Alexander as Crown Prince." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 27, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11368/head-of-alexander-as-crown-prince/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Head of Alexander as Crown Prince." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Oct 2019. Web. 19 Oct 2021.