Among Tom Lovell's masterful paintings of Alexander the great. "'Noblest achievement of Alexander', judged the Roman author, Arrian, was sharing with his men 60 days of misery on the Baluchistan Desert. Offered a helmetful of precious water, the Macedonian king poured it out, showing that he would suffer with his troops. Homeward bound, Alexander had hoped to set up supply depots for his fleet, sailing along the coast. But guides lost their way. Pack animals sank in the sand. Men perished of thirst." ("In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great" by Helen and Frank Schreider in National Geographic Vol.133.No.1 January 1968).