53 – Head of Alexander the Great

Head of Alexander the Great; Ptolemaic, c. 200 BCE, found in Egypt. When Ptolemy I pronounced himself king of Egypt in 305 BCE, he established a cult to the deified Alexander the Great (ruled 336-323 BCE), whose posthumous portraits were displayed throughout the country.

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