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Gaea, goddess of the earth | Greek vase, Athenian red figure kylix

T1.1B GAIA

Museum Collection: Antikenmuseen, Berlin, Germany
Catalogue Number: Berlin F2531
Beazley Archive Number: 220533
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Kylix
Painter: Signed by Aristophanes
Date: ca 410 - 400 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Detail of Gaia from a painting of the Gigantomakhia (War of the Giants). Gaia the earth-goddess, half risen from the earth, raises her hands to plead for the lives of her Gigante sons, who are being slaughtered in the war with the gods. The goddesss is depicted as a matronly woman, with heavy belly, full face, short curly hair, and a crown upon her head.

ARTICLES

Gaia, Gigantes

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