The J. Paul Getty Museum

[Giants Hurl Boulders at Gods]

Object Details

Title:

[Giants Hurl Boulders at Gods]

Artist/Maker:

Ernst Alpers (German, active Hannover, Germany about 1867)

Culture:

German

Place:

Hannover, Germany (Place Created)

Date:

1867

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XM.766.1.8

Dimensions:

16.2 × 55 cm (6 3/8 × 21 5/8 in.)

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Object Description

Relief sculpture of giants throwing boulders from a boat towards gods in the sky, while people hide under rocks.

Provenance
Provenance
- 1984

Samuel Wagstaff, Jr., American, 1921 - 1987, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.