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Great Altar of Zeus -- Pergamon: Athena seizing the Giant Alcyoneus by the hair.

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Great Altar of Zeus -- Pergamon: Athena seizing the Giant Alcyoneus by the hair.
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.]
brlm0639
Part of the Great Altar of Zeus or otherwise known as the Pergamon Altar – this is a image is a frontal view of detail of the E. frieze showing war-like Athena seizing the giant Alcyoneus (Enceladus) by the hair. Winged Nike -- goddess of victory -- is to the right of Athena. Mother of the Giants -- Ge -- is just below and right of Athena. 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. Athena seizing the Giant Alcyoneus by the hair. Detail of E. frieze. | 180 BCE-175 BCE | Greek | Hellenistic | ©Mark Levy | brlml011

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