Alexander and Olympias

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Also the boskets were decorated with statues by Christian Willhelm Beyer and Johann Baptist Hagenauer.

Alexander and Olympias

At the centre of the bosket known as At the Statue of the Emperor is Beyer’s Alexander and Olympias. Shortly before he leaves to do battle against the Persians, Alexander, who in the eighteenth century was seen as the maginanimous conqueror and founder of the multinational state, is told by his mother Olympias that Jupiter is his father.

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Alexander and Olympias. Sculpture of marble, Wilhelm Beyer, 1779

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