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EXHIBIT FOCUSES ON PORTRAYALS OF ALEXANDER

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Portraits of Alexander the Great, from noble marble heads to delicate illuminated-manuscript paintings, are on show in "The Making of a Hero: Alexander the Great From Antiquity to the Renaissance" at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

The exhibition of 15 works from the museum's collection of antiquities and illuminated manuscripts explores the changing image of the legendary conqueror who lived from 356-323 B.C., and how different periods have represented him.Among the works in the show is the 15th-century illuminated manuscript, "Le livre des fais d'Alexandre le grant (Book of the deeds of Alexander the Great). To coincide with the exhibition, the museum has published "The History of Alexander the Great" (Getty, $140), a large-format volume packed with scholarship about the manuscript that includes 14 reproductions.