The Hellenistic Prince

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 30 April 2013
The Hellenistic Prince

The 2nd century BCE bronze statue known as 'The Hellenistic Prince'. The statue perhaps represents Attalus II, king of Pergamon. The head may also be a portrait of an unknown wealthy Roman, eager to appear as a Hellenistic prince. The work is influenced by the 4th century BCE sculpture of Alexander by Lysippus and is one of the very rare examples of bronze Hellenistic sculpture. The statue is cast by the lost-wax technique and the figure holds a spear in his right hand. Provenance: the Quirinal, Rome. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome).


About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, April 30). The Hellenistic Prince. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/1159/

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Cartwright, Mark. "The Hellenistic Prince." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 30, 2013. https://www.ancient.eu/image/1159/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "The Hellenistic Prince." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 30 Apr 2013. Web. 16 Sep 2019.

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