Date

ca. 525 BCE (creation)

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Description

"The Gigantomachy pediment belongs to the Old Temple of Athena...The compositions on the pediments consist of larger than life-size statues carved in Parian marble, which are attributed to an important Athenian sculptor, either Antenor or Endoios. The subject of the east pediment is the Gigantomachy, the battle between the gods of Olympos and the revolted giants, in which Athena played a leading role."

Description Source

Vlassopoulou, Christina; The Athenian Acropolis: The Monuments and the Museum, Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture Archaeological Receipts Fund, 2006 (960-214-509-9)

Culture

Greek (ancient)

Keywords

deities, figure, female

Classification

Sculpture and Installations

Work Type

sculpture; body sculpture

Style Period

Late Archaic

Work Technique

construction

Location

New Acropolis Museum (Athens, Perifereia Protevousis, Greece)

Material

Parian marble

Measurements

2 m (height)

Image Rights

copyrighted

File Type

jpg

Keywords

deities, figure, female

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