The struggle of Athena and the Gigantes.
A part of frieze from the agora gate of the nymphaeum in Aphrodisias.
Marble. Rome, 2nd cent. CE.
Inv. No. 1613 a (Cat. Mendel 512).
Istanbul, Archaeological Museum
THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
Aphrodisias near Geyre, Turkey.
A part of frieze from the agora gate of the nymphaeum in Aphrodisias. G. Kleiner dated it with
caution to the reign of Antoninus Pius (AD 138—161). Hellenistic art of Roman period.
Athena to the left is attacking two serpent-footed Gigantes who try to flee. Both wear lion pelts, the one to the right is trying to protect himself with it.
© 2010. Photo: Ilya Shurygin
© Text: I. Sh.
Data: museum annotation
Keywords: marble relief Aphrodisias nymphaeum struggle Athena Typhon snake-legged anguipedic snake head giant giants gigantomachy handle grip of round shield aspis crest crested helmet lion skin snake serpent aegis female clothes garments outerwear belted long chiton female footwear footgear sandal sandals belt gorgoneion gorgonion head of Gorgon Gorgons Medusa Inv No 1613 a Cat Mendel 512