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