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Great Altar of Zeus. Pergamon. Apollo and Leto Gr

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Great Altar of Zeus. Pergamon. Apollo and Leto Gr
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.]
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Part of the Great Altar of Zeus or otherwise known as the Pergamon Altar – this is frontal view of the E. frieze including the Apollo and the Leto Group. The god Artemis is on the left. The goddess Leto is in the center. She is the mother of Apollo and Artemis. She is pictured attacking the Giant Tityus. Apollo is on the left.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. Apollo and Leto Group. Detail of E. frieze. | 180 BCE-175 BCE | Greek | Hellenistic | ©Mark Levy | brlml005

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