Collection: Athens, Acropolis Museum
Title: Giant from the Gigantomachy pediment
Context: From Athens, Acropolis
Findspot: Found at Athens, Acropolis
Summary: Giant from the Gigantomachy pediment
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Architectural
Category: Statuary group
Placement: Pediment
Style: Late Archaic
Technique: In-the-round
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 520 BC - ca. 500 BC
Scale: Over life-size
Region: Attica
Period: Late Archaic

Subject Description: This giant, as restored, leans forward to the right, with his left knee on the ground, supporting himself with his left arm, while he raises his left arm (presumably holding a weapon in his left hand). His hair is long and wavy, pulled back on the crown, and arranged in ringlets around the forehead.

Condition: Fragmentary

Condition Description: Restored from several fragments, some of which join.

Material Description: Island marble, according to Brouskari

Associated Building: Athens, Old Temple of Athena

Sources Used: Brouskari 1974, 76-78, fig. 144

Other Bibliography: See bibliography for Gigantomachy pediment