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2nd c BCE Greek Greek Hellenistic Sculpture

GREEK HELLENISTIC Anonymous (323 BCE - 30 BCE)
GREEK HELLENISTIC Anonymous (323 BCE - 30 BCE) Primary
180 BCE-156 BCE
2nd c BCE
Marble
High relief
Greek Hellenistic
Altarpiece
Bergama (Pergamon). Aegean Region. Asia Minor. Turkey.
Berlin. Pergamon Museum (Antiken-Sammlung)[Antiquities Coll.]
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This image is associated with the Great Altar of Zeus or otherwise known as the Pergamon Altar and is a frontal view of the S. wall Telephos frieze. The panel shows Telephos threatening to kill the infant of Achilles if he refuses to help heal his wound. Probably the figure crouching to the left of Telephos is the infant’s fearful wet nurse. The Telephos frieze was originally placed within the perimeter walls of the Great Altar of Zeus. It tells the mythical narrative legend of Telephos -- the son of Herakles and founder of Pergamon. The dramatic story is conveyed through a successive series of marble panels along the interior walls of the central altar courtyard.

Caption: GREEK HELLENISTIC Anonymous | Great Altar of Zeus -- Pergamon -- Telephos frieze. Great Altar of Zeus -- Pergamon -- Telephos frieze: Telephos threatens the infant Orestes at Agamemnon's altar. Detail S. wall. | 180 BCE-156 BCE | Greek | Hellenistic | ©Mark Levy | brlml030

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