Digital Sculpture Project: Alexander

Statue of a young athlete; known as “Alexander”

"Alexander," ca. 1894

"Alexander," 2008

This statue of the so-called "Alexander" combines ancient and baroque elements. The ancient marble torso was a copy of the statue type known as the "Westmacott Ephebe." It was erroneously restored in the 17th century as Alexander the Great; in the 18th century, it was purchased by August der Starke and brought to Dresden. In the late 19th century, the statue was disassembled. The Dresden State Museums invited The Digital Sculpture project to scan the fragments and create a digital restoration of the piece as it appeared prior to its disassembly.

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