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Great Altar of Zeus -- Pergamon: Zeus and Athena groups. 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.]
brlm0653
Part of the Great Altar of Zeus or otherwise known as the Pergamon Altar – this image is a frontal view detail of the E. frieze showing Zeus and Athena groups. To the left Zeus battles three giants. Porphyrion stands right of Zeus. To the right Athena seizes the giant Alcyoneus (Enceladus) by the hair. Winged Nike is to the right of Athena. 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. Zeus and Athena groups. E. frieze. | 180 BCE-175 BCE | Greek | Hellenistic | ©Mark Levy |

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