Pergamon. Great Altar of Zeus. Detail.
2nd c BCE Greek Greek Hellenistic Sculpture
(3rd c. BCE - 3rd c.)
180 BCE-175 BCE
2nd c BCE
Bergama (Pergamon). Aegean Region. Asia Minor. Turkey.
Berlin. Pergamon Museum (Antiken-Sammlung)[Antiquities Coll.]
Part of the Great Altar of Zeus or otherwise known as the Pergamon Altar – This frieze is a smaller part of a 113 m. long frieze called Gigantomachy. This single event is the mythical Battle of Giants where the Greek Gods and Giants did battle. With the help of Heracles the Gods triumph over the Giants.
GREEK HELLENISTIC Anonymous | Pergamon. Great Altar of Zeus. Detail | c. 180 BCE-175 BCE | Greek | Hellenistic |
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