Relief of Alexander the Great Hunting a Lion

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Caroline Cervera
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published on 04 May 2016
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This relief may depict Alexander with the lion skin of Hercules, fighting a lion on foot. His friend Krateros (on horseback) rescues him. The lion hunt is a common image in Near Eastern art. This relief formed part of the base of a statue. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

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About the Author

Caroline Cervera
Caroline is an Associate Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia and a student at Northeastern University. She is passionate about studying ancient history and preserving it for future generations.

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APA Style

Cervera, C. (2016, May 04). Relief of Alexander the Great Hunting a Lion. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5033/relief-of-alexander-the-great-hunting-a-lion/

Chicago Style

Cervera, Caroline. "Relief of Alexander the Great Hunting a Lion." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 04, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5033/relief-of-alexander-the-great-hunting-a-lion/.

MLA Style

Cervera, Caroline. "Relief of Alexander the Great Hunting a Lion." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 04 May 2016. Web. 31 Jul 2021.