Gallery Greek Vase Paintings K1 Gallery Greek Vase Paintings K2 Gallery Greek Vase Paintings K3 Gallery Greek Vase Paintings K4 Gallery Greek Vase Paintings M1 Gallery Greek Vase Paintings N1 Gallery Greek Vase Paintings O1 Gallery Greek Vase Paintings P1 Gallery Greek Vase Paintings P2 Gallery Greek Vase Paintings T1 Gallery Greek Vase Paintings T2 Gallery Greek Vase Paintings T3 Gallery Ancient Greek & Roman Scultpture S1 Gallery Ancient Greek & Roman Scultpture S2 Gallery Ancient Greek & Roman Scultpture S3 Gallery Ancient Greek & Roman Fresco F1 Gallery Ancient Roman Mosaic Z1 Gallery Ancient Roman Mosaic Z2
Greek Gods & Myth Home

Galleries Ancient Greek & Roman Art
Poseidon battling the giant Polybotes, with Gaea | Greek vase, Athenian red figure kylix

T1.1 POSEIDON & GIGANTE POLYBOTES

Museum Collection:  Antikenmuseen, Berlin, Germany
Catalogue No.: Berlin F2531
Beazley Archive No.: 220533
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Kylix
Painter: Aristophanes
Date: ca 410 - 400 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Detail of Poseidon battling the Gigante Polybotes from a painting of the Giganto-makhia (War of the Giants). The god attacks the armoured giant with his trident. Gaia, rising up from the earth, pleads for her son, Polybote's, life.

ARTICLESPoseidon, Gaia, Polybotes, Gigantes

OTHER IMAGES OF VASE

       
 
 
Theoi Project Copyright © 2000 - 2011, Aaron Atsma