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.Istanbul, Archaeological MuseumPhoto 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.

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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