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Gaea, goddess of the earth, & the Gigantes | Greek vase, Athenian red figure kalyx krater

T1.5 GAIA & THE GIGANTOMAKHIA

Museum Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Naples, Italy
Catalogue No. Naples 81521
Beazley Archive No.: 217517
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Krater, calyx
Painter: Attributed to the Pronomos Painter
Date: ca 425 - 375 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

Detail of Gaia rising up from the earth in support of her Gigante sons, from a painting of the Gigantomakhia (War of the Giants). The earth goddess is depicted as a large woman, half risen from the earth. The Gigante beside her is cloaked in a panther skin and wields a large boulder.

ARTICLESGaia, Gigantes

 
 
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