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T1.1B GAEA

Gaea | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Antikensammlung Berlin
Catalogue No. Berlin F2531
Beazley Archive No. 220533
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Kylix
Painter Signed by Aristophanes
Date ca 410 - 400 B.C.
Period Classical

DESCRIPTION

Detail of Gaea the Earth from a painting depicting the Gigantomachia (War of the Giants). The earth-goddess raises her hands to plead for the lives of her Gigante sons who are being slaughtered by the gods. She is depicted as a matronly woman with a heavy belly, full face, short curly hair and crown upon her head.

ARTICLES

Gaea

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