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Great Altar of Zeus -- Pergamon: Group of Ares. 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.]
brlm0642
Part of the Great Altar of Zeus or otherwise known as the Pergamon Altar – this is a image is a frontal view and detail of the E. frieze showing the horse team of Ares. Much of Ares is missing but an inscription below designates placement in the broken area in middle of this image. Winged Nike is to the left of team of horses. 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 God Ares is the son of Hera and Zeus and is the god of confident war. Winged Nike is the Goddess of victory.

Caption: GREEK HELLENISTIC Anonymous | Great Altar of Zeus. Pergamon. Group of Ares. Detail of E. frieze. | 180 BCE-175 BCE | Greek | Hellenistic | ©Mark Levy | brlml013

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