T1.1 POSEIDON & THE GIANT POLYBOTES
|Museum Collection||Antikensammlung Berlin|
|Catalogue No.||Berlin F2531|
|Beazley Archive No.||220533|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Signed by Aristophanes|
|Date||ca. 410 - 400 B.C.|
Poseidon battles the giant Polybotes in a scene from the Gigantomachia (War of the Giants). The naked god is crowned with a wreath (of celery?) and brandishes a three-pronged trident. The falling Gigante is equipped with a breastplate, crested helm, shield and spear. Behind the god, Gaea (Mother Earth) rises up from the ground to plead for the life of her son.
Detail of Gaea the Earth.