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Athena battling Alkyoneos, detail of the gigantomachy frieze, from the Altar of Zeus, Pergamon, Turkey. Marble, approx. 7’ 6” high. Staatliche Museen, Berlin.

Athena battling Alkyoneos, detail of the gigantomachy frieze, from the Altar of Zeus, Pergamon, Turkey. Marble, approx. 7’ 6” high. Staatliche Museen, Berlin.

November 6th / with 68 notes
Tags: athena, gigantomachy, greek art, hellenistic, dramatic, emotional, alkyoneos, detail, frieze, athena battling alkyoneos, altar of zeus,

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    The woman underneath is Gaea rising (Alkyoneos was her son) and above her is the goddess Nike aiding Athena.
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