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"The Azara Herm"

circa 325 BCE - 300 BCE

Why is it canonical?

In a revolution in sculpture, Lysippos attempts to capture the facial likeness of the subject, Alexander the Great, at Alexander's request. This is the beginning of portraiture as a genre.

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Alexander azara louvre04

Roman copy after an original of Alexander, The Louvre, Paris