Marble head of Alexander the Great, found in the Kerameikos, Athens
c. 300 BC.
Head of Alexander the Great, made of pentelic marble. It was found in the Kerameikos, Athens. Alexander wears the lionís pelt, a common iconographic feature in depictions of the young king on coins, which hints at his descent from the mythical hero Herakles. The letters on Alexanderís face were carved at a later period.
Height 0,28 m.