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Great Altar of Zeus -- Pergamon: Group of Aphrodite. Eros. Detail of N. frieze.

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Great Altar of Zeus -- Pergamon: Group of Aphrodite. Eros. Detail of N. 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.]
brlm0643
Part of the Great Altar of Zeus or otherwise known as the Pergamon Altar – this image is a frontal detail of the N. frieze - Aphrodite group with Eros. Only Aphrodite's foot is seen on lower left on a Giants face. A fragment remains of Eros on the top center-left. The figure with serpentine legs and bird wings is a Giant with uncertain name. The N. side frieze is a smaller part of a 113 m. long frieze called Gigantomachy. Otherwise known as the mythical Battle of Giants where the Gods and Giants did battle.

Caption: GREEK HELLENISTIC Anonymous | Great Altar of Zeus. Pergamon. Group of Aphrodite. Eros. Detail of N. frieze. | 180 BCE-175 BCE | Greek | Hellenistic | ©Mark Levy | brlml014

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