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Great Altar of Zeus -- Pergamon: Zeus battling Tree Giants. Detail of E. frieze.

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Great Altar of Zeus -- Pergamon: Zeus battling Tree Giants. 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.]
brlm0638
Part of the Great Altar of Zeus or otherwise known as the Pergamon Altar – this is a image is a frontal view detail of the E. frieze showing Zeus battling three giants. The leader of the Giants. Porphyrion. stands defiantly to the right of Zeus. 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. Zeus battling Tree Giants. Detail of E. frieze. | 180 BCE-175 BCE | Greek | Hellenistic | ©Mark Levy | brlml010

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