Portraits of Alexander and a Youth (Hephaestion?)

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Caroline Cervera
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published on 02 May 2016

Marble portraits of Alexander the Great and a youth, perhaps Hephaestion, Alexander's closest companion, c. 325-320 BCE. One of the earliest surviving portraits of Alexander. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, on loan from the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu)


About the Author

Caroline Cervera
Caroline is an Associate Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia and a student at Northeastern University. She is passionate about studying ancient history and preserving it for future generations.

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