Gigantomachy (the battle between the gods and the giants.)
A part of frieze from the agora gate of the nymphaeum in Aphrodisias.
Marble. Rome, 2nd cent. CE.
Inv. No. 1613 a (Cat. Mendel 511).
Istanbul, Archaeological Museum Photo by Ilya Shurygin

Gigantomachy (the battle between the gods and the giants.)

A part of frieze from the agora gate of the nymphaeum in Aphrodisias.
Marble. Rome, 2nd cent. CE.
Inv. No. 1613 a (Cat. Mendel 511).

Istanbul, Archaeological Museum

Origin:
Excavations of 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.

Two goddesses Moirai with flowing robes battle serpent-footed Gigantes in a relief depicting the War of the Giants.

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

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History of Ancient Rome