Alexandrian or Early Hellenistic Art

Alexander conquering King Darius of Persia at Ixos (1st century BC) mosaic
copy of a Greek painting from 300 BC from the House of the Faun, Pompeii
Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale

Detail of Alexander from the above mosaic

Hermes-type bust (pillar with the top as a sculpted head) of Alexander the Great called Hermes Azara
A copy of the Imperial Roman Era (1st or 2nd century AD) of a bronze sculpture made by Lysippos.
Plutarch reports that sculptures by Lysippos were the most faithful
Paris, Musée du Louvre

Pella The original Macedonian capital

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Alexander (left) fighting an Asiatic lion with his friend Craterus. 3rd century BC mosaic
Pella Museum
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Hellenistic - Eastern Mediterranean

Victory of Samothrace (c. 190 BC) marble and limestone
Paris, Musée du Louvre

Young married couple (150-100 BC) terra cotta
from Myrina (Asia Minor)
Paris, Musée du Louvre

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