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Alexander the Great Sarcophagus large plaque

Made of cast stone and hand-finished in antique finish
Finish: Antique Stone
Dimensions: W: 86" H: 26" D: 5.5" (218cm x 66cm x 14cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Item No. 269
Period: Hellenistic Age (4th-1st century B.C.)


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This is one of the four panels of the Alexander Sarcophagus, the hunting scene showing Macedonians and Persians hunting wild animals together, with the help of dogs. Some Macedonians are depicted in heroic nudity, and that is especially the case in the remaining panels of Alexander Sarcophagus where unlike in this panel, the Macedonians and Persians are fighting each other. The Macedonian cavalry companions are dressed unlike the foot soldiers, and on one of the panels, the sculptor carved out the figure of the Macedonian king Alexander the Great riding his horse Buchephales. This ancient sculptoral masterpiece has now been hand-sculptored and for the first time offered to the modern collector of ancient art. It weighs an enormous 170 lbs (77 kg) and is 86 inches long (2.18m), 26 inches high (0.66m) and 5.5 inches deep (0.14m).

Made of cast stone. Cast stone is a type of gypsum cement whose properties are much different from plaster of paris which is what most sculpture shops use. Unlike plaster, which is soft, light and weak, cast stone is hard, heavy and strong. Cast stone feels like, and is heavy like a real stone would be, which can be experienced as soon you try to lift it.

This item is also available in other color finishes - if you like other then the pictured finish, please chose from the pull down menu above. To see pictures of our cast stone finishes please visit our "Cast Stone Sculptures FAQ". There is no extra charge for any other finish you chose.
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