Etruscan / Architectural Relief Showing a Gigantomachy / Hellenistic Period, 3rd/2nd century B.C.Etruscan
Architectural Relief Showing a Gigantomachy
Hellenistic Period, 3rd/2nd century B.C.

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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Etruscan
Creator Dates/Places: Etruria (anc.), Italy Europe,Italy,Etruria (region),Etruria (anc.)
Creator Active Place: Europe,Italy,Etruria (region),Etruria (anc.)
Creator Name-CRT: Etruscan
Title: Architectural Relief Showing a Gigantomachy
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -30
Creation End Date: -10
Creation Date: Hellenistic Period, 3rd/2nd century B.C.
Creation Place: Europe,Italy,Etruria (region),Etruria (anc.)
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Terracotta, pigment
Dimensions: H.: 45.8 cm (18-1/16 in.); W.: 46 cm (18-1/8 in.); Depth: 21.9 cm (8-5/8 in.)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1984.2
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Katherine K. Adler Endowment
Subject Description: The subject of this small relief is clearly a gigantomachy, or battle of gods and giants, a frequent subject in both Greek and Etruscan art. Three headless figures engage in violent combat. At the center is a muscular, winged male whose legs terminate insnake-like coils. Behind him on the left is a large male who wears drapery over his left shoulder but whose chest is exposed. To the right is a striding female figure.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1984.2
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998

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