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Seller: lepanese (968) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 121976014776 Details: Bronze ornament of Alexander the Great (?), 3rd-1st Century BC.Wearing unrealistically small scale elephant head helmet, showing the nozzle of the elephant on top surrounded by the two tusks, and his open mouth surrounding Alexander’s face, with the elephant's incised eyes further back on both sides.This piece was probably attached to a handle of a sword or dagger (?). The elephant helmet probably symbolizes the African and Asian quests, many pieces related to this subject were found in Egypt so it probably shows Alexander as the ruler of Egypt, the same elephant skin helmet appears on some coins of Ptolemaic I, or other rare items such as bronze statues like the one in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC (as shown in the photos below). Nozzle and one tusk partially missing.Nice patina, brownish green.Extremely rare.Highly collectible item. Height: 1.75 inch (4.5 cm)Width of the face: 2.75 cm.Width of the back: 4.5 cm. (1.75 inch).Reference: The Search for Alexander. An Exhibition, #46, page123. Visit My eBay Store: PHOENICIA HOLYLAND ANTIQUITIES Our policy: We ship worldwide.All our items are guaranteed authentic as described. For international shipping, we ship via registered mail, if you wish to have your item(s) shipped via another method, please let us know and we will adjust the shipping fees on the invoice accordingly. NY resident must pay 8.375% for sales tax. All our items come with Certificate of Authenticity.

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