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The Altar of Zeus - Pergamon. Great Altar of Zeus -- Pergamon: Moiras overwhelm
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.]
brlm0650
Part of the Great Altar of Zeus or otherwise known as the Pergamon Altar – this image is a frontal view of the N. frieze where the Moiras overwhelm Giants. The Moiras are the three standing female robed-figures with the left and right ones incomplete. Two Giant figures are shown in partial repose with the center one having a snake tail. 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. Moiras overwhelm Giants. Detail of N. frieze. | 180 BCE-175 BCE | Greek | Hellenistic | ©Mark Levy |

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