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Great Altar of Zeus - Pergamon: Hera and her horse team. Detail of E. Frieze.

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Great Altar of Zeus - Pergamon: Hera and her horse team. 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.]
brlm0636
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 in and the team of Hera. She is perhaps the female figure to the far left. A fallen opponent can be seen at the bottom-center of the image under the horse team. 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. Hera and her horse team. Detail of E. Frieze. | 180 BCE-175 BCE | Greek | Hellenistic | ©Mark Levy | brlml008

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