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Exquisite Bronze Bust of Lysimachus: Embrace the Legacy of Alexander the Great's Successor

This exceptional Bronze Bust of Lysimachus, after a Roman original dating from circa 305-281 BCE, represents a masterful blend of historical reverence and skilled craftsmanship. The original, which resides in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples, commemorates Lysimachus, a prominent successor of Alexander the Great who ruled over Thrace, Asia Minor, and Macedon. This meticulously crafted reproduction encapsulates the essence of classical antiquity, bringing the grandeur of ancient empires into your collection.

Dimensions and Proportions

The bust, standing at an imposing height of 64 cm with its base, commands attention and respect. The bronze portion alone measures 50 cm in height, with a width of 30 cm and a depth of 29 cm. The base, with a depth of 22 cm, provides a sturdy and elegant foundation, ensuring the stability and prominence of this striking piece.

Detailed Artistic Elements

Every detail of this bronze bust has been carefully executed to echo the characteristics of the Roman original. The visage of Lysimachus is captured with profound realism, highlighting his noble features and the powerful expression that befits a ruler of his stature. The texture and patina of the bronze add to the authenticity, making it a superb focal point for any sophisticated interior.

Historical Context and Provenance

Lysimachus, once a bodyguard of Alexander the Great, rose to prominence after the division of Alexander’s empire, eventually becoming the ruler of Thrace, Asia Minor, and Macedon. His reign was marked by both military prowess and administrative acumen. This bust not only serves as a tribute to his legacy but also as a testament to the enduring artistry of the Roman sculptors who originally crafted such works.

The historical significance of Lysimachus, coupled with the exquisite execution of this bust, makes it a valuable addition to any collection focused on classical antiquity or the Hellenistic period.

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Bronze Bust of Lysimachus After a Roman Original

Stock Number: 21228

Bronze Bust of Lysimachus After a Roman original ca. 305 – 281BCE housed in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples. Lysimachus was the successor of Alexander the Great. He became ruler of Thrace, Asia Minor, and Macedon in 306BC.

Height with Base 64cm
Bronze Height 50cm

Width 30cm
Depth 29cm
Depth of base 22cm
  • Height: 50 cm (19.7 inches)
  • Width: 30 cm (11.8 inches)
  • Depth: 29 cm (11.4 inches)

£14,000

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Dimensions

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  • Height: 50 cm (19.7 inches)
  • Width: 30 cm (11.8 inches)
  • Depth: 29 cm (11.4 inches)

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