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Great Altar of Zeus - Pergamon: Hekate; Artemis; and Leto battle Giants. Detail
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.]
brlm0634
Part of the Great Altar of Zeus or otherwise known as the Pergamon Altar – this is a image is a frontal view of the E. frieze with the Hekate and Artemis battling the Giants. The Giant Clytius is to the left. The Goddess Hekate is to the right of Clytius. Artemis and Otis battle farther to the right. Artemis is high to the far right. 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. Hekate; Artemis; and Leto battle Giants. Detail of E. frieze. | 180 BCE-175 BCE | Greek | Hellenistic | ©Mark Levy | brlml006

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