Athena in Gigantomachy
The Goddess Athena, with a helmet on the head, shield in the hand,
head of medusa made with leather of snake on the chest, seizes by the hairs
a young naked giant which has wings.
Ge (Earth), mother of the Giants, aims her hand to the Goddess while
imploring to forgive her son, but the snake of Athena is poisoning the
Nike comes beating her wings to celebrate the victory and to put
a crown of laurel on Athena's head.
Pergamum, Great Altar, East frieze
2nd century CE
Berlin, Pergamum Museum
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