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Great Altar of Zeus -- Pergamon: W. side and S. Wing [restored].

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Great Altar of Zeus -- Pergamon: W. side and S. Wing [restored].
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.]
brlm0655
The Great Altar of Zeus (Pergamon Altar). The image is a right side view of the S. wing and front steps of the restored Altar. The southerly stringboard frieze can be seen below the cornice. Sculptural ornamentation includes flat-roofed porticoes and Ionic-columns. The front altar steps and general public are included in the foreground. 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. W. side and S. Wing [restored]. | 180 BCE-175 BCE | Greek | Hellenistic | ©Mark Levy |

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