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:
© 2013. Photo, text: Egisto Sani.
THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
Keywords: marble sculptural group The Slaughter of the Niobids Artemis slaying the children of Niobe killed kill kills daughters daughter bow chiton tunic death female hunting footwear footgear endromis by Greek sculptor Scopas Skopas sculptor Praxiteles scultore Prassitele Inv No 265 Inv No 266
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