Bronze statuette of Alexander the Great, Pompeii.

Here, Alexander wears Greek military armour, and would have held a spear in his raised right arm.This statuette would have been placed in a prominent part of the wealthy household so that guests would have acknowledged the high amount of knowledge the homeowners knew about Greek and classical history. The figure was recently discovered in Pompeii, and will be on show at the Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition at the British Museum from March through to September.