Part of the sculptural group “The Slaughter of the Niobids”: Niobe tries to protect her younger daughter from Artemis
Marble.
Roman copy of the mid-2nd century CE after a Greek original of the 4th century BCE.
Inv. Nos. 265 / 266.Heraklion, Archaeological MuseumPhoto by Egisto Sani

Part of the sculptural group “The Slaughter of the Niobids”: Niobe tries to protect her younger daughter from Artemis.

Marble.
Roman copy of the mid-2nd century CE after a Greek original of the 4th century BCE.
Inv. Nos. 265 / 266.

Heraklion, Archaeological Museum

Origin:
From Inatos, Crete.
Description:
Part of the sculptural group depicting the killing of Niobe’s children. Artemis is shown in hunting garment, while Niobe leans over her youngest daughter to protect her. Copy of an original work of the 4th century BC attributed to a famous sculptor: Skopas or Praxiteles.
Credits:
(cc) 2013. Photo: Egisto Sani (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).
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