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
THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
Excavations of 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.
Two goddesses Moirai with flowing robes battle serpent-footed Gigantes in a relief depicting the War of the Giants.
© 2010. Photo: Ilya Shurygin
© Text: I. Sh.
Data: museum annotation.
Keywords: marble relief Aphrodisias nymphaeum struggle Moira Moirae battling with Typhon snake-legged anguipedic snake head giant giants gigantomachy female clothes garments outerwear belted long chiton belt Inv No 1613 a Cat Mendel 511