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Great Altar of Zeus -- Pergamon: Triton & Amphitrite Group. Detail of W. frieze.

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Great Altar of Zeus -- Pergamon: Triton & Amphitrite Group. Detail of W. 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.]
brlm0646
Part of the Great Altar of Zeus or otherwise known as the Pergamon Altar – this image is a frontal view of the Triton group. The God Triton stands on the left with naked torso. Amphitrite stands on the right with flowing ropes. Various Giant opponents surround the two Gods who are Son and Mother respectively. 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. Triton & Amphitrite Group. Detail of W. frieze. | 180 BCE-175 BCE | Greek | Hellenistic | ©Mark Levy |

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