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Poseidon & Polybotes | Attic red figure vase painting
Museum Collection Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Catalogue No. Vienna 688
Beazley Archive No. 202916
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Krater, Column
Painter Attributed to Compare to Cabinet Des Medailles 390 Painter
Date ca 480 B.C.
Period Early Classical


Poseidon batles the giant Polybotes in a scene from the Gigantomachia (War of the Giants). The Gigante wields a sword and is dressed in a full set of armour. Poseidon brandishes his trident in one hand, and prepares to cast the rock of Nisyros with the other. The mountain is covered with the shapes of various creatures including a scorpion, serpent and dragonfly.


Poseidon, Polybotes, Gigantes