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 Photo by Ilya Shurygin

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

Origin:
Aphrodisias near Geyre, Turkey.
Description:
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.

Credits:
© 2010. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
© Text: Ilya Shurygin
Data: museum annotation

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