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Great Altar of Zeus -- Pergamon: Goddess w/ Lion & Giants. 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.]
brlm0652
Part of the Great Altar of Zeus or otherwise known as the Pergamon Altar – this image is a frontal view of the N. frieze with many scholars unable to agree on the identity of the center Goddess figure. Her lion attacks a Giant who falls on one knee. 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. : Goddess w/ Lion & Giants. N. frieze. | 180 BCE-175 BCE | Greek | Hellenistic | ©Mark Levy |

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