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Great Altar of Zeus. Pergamon. Dionysus and Nysa

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Great Altar of Zeus. Pergamon. Dionysus and Nysa
2nd c BCE Greek Greek Hellenistic Sculpture

GREEK HELLENISTIC Anonymous (323 BCE - 30 BCE) Primary
GREEK HELLENISTIC Anonymous (323 BCE - 30 BCE)
180 BCE-175 BCE
2nd c BCE
Marble
High relief
Greek Hellenistic
Altarpiece
Bergama (Pergamon). Aegean Region. Asia Minor. Turkey.
Berlin. Pergamon Museum (Antiken-Sammlung)[Antiquities Coll.]
brlm0632
Part of the Great Altar of Zeus or otherwise known as the Pergamon Altar -- this image is a frontal view of south wing (projection) with Dionysus to the left along with Satyrs and other followers. The long-roped female figure on the far right is thought to be Nysa -- Dionysus' wet nurse. A lion jumps on a Giant in the center. 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.

Caption: GREEK HELLENISTIC Anonymous | Great Altar of Zeus. Pergamon. Dionysus and Nysa battle Giants. Detail of S. wing and W. frieze. | 180 BCE-175 BCE | Greek | Hellenistic | ©Mark Levy | brlml004

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