Alexander the Great, catalog number I /5

Material: brass, patina, silver plate is possible
Size: about 26 cm. with the base

Alexander the Great is the well known son of King Philip II, the ancient Greek ruler of Macedon. Alexander conquered the Persian Empire, including Anatolia, Syria, Phoenicia, Judea, Gaza, Egypt, Bactria and Mesopotamia and extended the boundaries of his own empire as far as the borders of Punjab. This work is the author’s interpretation of an old coin with the image of Alexander the Great. It is interesting that on the original, as well as in the art plastic, the bull’s horn on the ruler’s head. This is not something casual. Alexander was a significant ruler and conqueror. The bull, the ox and the ram are solar zoomorphic personifications. Their characteristic features are used to describe the ruler’s personality; power, leadership, fertility and his divinity given to him by the Sun-God. The image expresses the ruler’s strong will, power and passion - the “Absolute Leader”