Date: 3rd century B.C.
Dimensions: 9 3/4in. (24.8cm)
Credit Line: Edith Perry Chapman Fund, 1955
Accession Number: 55.11.11
As Alexander the Great is represented with a similar elephant skin on coins minted by Ptolemy I of Egypt, this statuette may represent Alexander as ruler of Egypt. This figure has also been identified as Demetrios I of Bactria, who is represented on coins wearing the scalp of an elephant in recognition of his conquests in India. Its monumental quality may signify that it reflects a famous large-scale equestrian statue.