Bronze statuette of a huntsman, probably representing Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great had himself immortalised in sculptural groups participating in hunts. This bronze figure of a man thrusting a spear into a wild animal has facial features not unlike those of Alexander. The statuette may come from a small-scale composition inspired by a larger group of bronzes at Delphi. These statues were dedicated to Alexander by Krateros and were reputedly made by Lysippos and Leochares, two of Alexander’s court sculptors. If it does not represent Alexander himself, it may be a portrait of one of his Macedonian successors.
Two friezes, the inner one representing a hare-hunt: Four hounds running at full speed to right after a hare, which flees towards a net, behind which a hunter (the λίνόπτης) crouches to left; he is nude and beardless, with drapery over right arm and a stick in left hand. Outer frieze: Crow (?) and fox confronted (twice repeated); similar bird to right with wings extended (the heads of this and the first bird are obliterated); snake to right, scorpion to left, and snake to left. In the field, imitation inscriptions.