Alexander The Great On Horseback Statue
Alexander III of Macedon, better known as Alexander the Great, single-handedly changed the nature of the ancient world in little more than a decade.
Alexander was born in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia in July 356 BC. His parents were Philip II of Macedon and his wife Olympias. Alexander was educated by the philosopher Aristotle. Philip was assassinated in 336 BC and Alexander inherited a powerful yet volatile kingdom. He quickly dealt with his enemies at home and reasserted Macedonian power within Greece. He then set out to conquer the massive Persian Empire.
Against overwhelming odds, he led his army to victories across the Persian territories of Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt without suffering a single defeat. His greatest victory was at the Battle of Gaugamela, in what is now northern Iraq, in 331 BC. The young king of Macedonia, leader of the Greeks, overlord of Asia Minor and pharaoh of Egypt became 'great king' of Persia at the age of 25.
Over the next eight years, in his capacity as king, commander, politician, scholar and explorer, Alexander led his army a further 11,000 miles, founding over 70 cities and creating an empire that stretched across three continents and covered around two million square miles. The entire area from Greece in the west, north to the Danube, south into Egypt and as far to the east as the Indian Punjab, was linked together in a vast international network of trade and commerce. This was united by a common Greek language and culture, while the king himself adopted foreign customs in order to rule his millions of ethnically diverse subjects.
Alexander was acknowledged as a military genius who always led by example, although his belief in his own indestructibility meant he was often reckless with his own life and those of his soldiers. The fact that his army only refused to follow him once in 13 years of a reign during which there was constant fighting, indicates the loyalty he inspired.
He died of a fever in Babylon in June 323 BC.
This collection of statues is remarkable in the details achieved. Any serious collector will appreciate the meticulous care taken in all the small details that complete the sculpture. The hand-painted color accents and antique finish. This statue feels very solid when held, and is quite heavy for its size. Each statue comes packaged in sculptured polystyrene inner packing for safe world-wide shipping.
Height: 33cm / 13 inches
Width: 28cm / 11 inches
Depth: 11cm / 4.3 inches
This collection of statues is extraordinary in the details achieved. Every serious collector will appreciate the meticulous care taken in the master-craftsmanship that completes the sculptures. The hand-painted color accents and antique finish bring them to life when seen in person. This statues feels very solid when held, and is quite heavy for its size. Each statue comes carefully packaged in custom sculptured polystyrene inner packing for safe world-wide shipping.
This statue is craft from Cold Cast Bronze Resin*. The whole collection of statues features an heirloom quality finish. The spectacular detailing and carefully added accents bring these statues to life. A wonderful addition to anyone's decor!
*What is cold cast bronze resin? Cold cast bronze is a when real powdered bronze metal is mixed in with resin. The statue is then cast into a mold creating replica of a solid bronze piece that is incredibly realistic. This careful process results in very high quality pieces with much greater detail than you will see with a solid bronze piece, and at an exceptional price! Many pieces will also feature some hand painted accents to enhance the detail, and bring to life them to life!