The cult of Alexander, introduced into Egypt by Ptolemy Soter around 290 B.C., was set up in the principal Hellenistic royal cities, but the extant statues were found at Alexandria and Ptolemais. Cf. Exhibition catalogue, La Glorie d'Alexandrie, Paris, 1998, p. 55, no. 19, illustrating a similar statue found at Ptolemais and now in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, (inv. GR69 1970); also see E. Vassilika, Greek and Roman Art, Cambridge, 1998, p. 70, no.33. The statue, copied for centuries, was a popular military dedication enhancing the name of 'Alex-andros', the repeller of men.