8 June 2007
A GREEK BRONZE ALEXANDER DORYPHOROS
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
After the lifesized Alexander with a Lance by the court sculptor Lysippos, depicted nude, standing in contrapposto with his weight on his right leg, the left relaxed and bent at the knee, the feet splayed, his left arm raised, once gripping his lance, the right arm lowered, holding his dagger (partially preserved), his short chlamys draped over his left shoulder, his thick wavy locks centered by his characteristic anastole and adorned by a wreath, the ties falling on his right shoulder
3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) high
François Antonovich; Christie's, London, 5 October 2000, lot 72.
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F. Antonovich, Les Métamorphoses divines d'Alexandre, Paris, 1996, pp. 75 and 340.
For a related bronze of Alexander with the Lance, now in the Smareglia Collection, Grado, which possesses the same attributes, see no. 175, p. 119 in Moreno, Alessandro Magno, Immagini come storia.
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