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Great Altar of Zeus - Pergamon: Apollo group. Detail of E. frieze.
2nd c BCE Greek Greek Hellenistic Sculpture

GREEK HELLENISTIC Anonymous (323 BCE - 30 BCE)
GREEK HELLENISTIC Anonymous (323 BCE - 30 BCE) Primary
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 image is a frontal view of the E. frieze and the Apollo group. A portion of Apollo is at the far left with falling opponent Ephialtes(?) below-right of him. The center of the image is fragmentary but possibly a sinuous bearded giant is to the left of Ephialtes. 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. The identity of Apollo is clear from the scholarly resources but the identity of Ephialtes is educated conjecture according to the one reference consulted.

Caption: GREEK HELLENISTIC Anonymous | Great Altar of Zeus. Pergamon. Apollo group. Detail of E. frieze. | 180 BCE-175 BCE | Greek | Hellenistic | ©Mark Levy | brlml007

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