Kneeling Youth - possibly Ilioneus, son of Niobe, Munich, Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek, Greek classical, about 300 BCE, acquired 1897 CE, plaster copy, The Royal Cast Collection (Copenhagen, Denmark). Made with Memento Beta (now ReMake) from AutoDesk.
In Greek mythology, Niobe was a daughter of Tantalus and of either Dione, the most frequently cited, or of Eurythemista or Euryanassa, and the sister of Pelops and Broteas. Niobe’s father is referred to as “Phrygian” and sometimes even as “King of Phrygia”. Niobe boasted of her fourteen children, seven male and seven female (the Niobids), to Leto who only had two children, the twins Apollo and Artemis.
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- The Royal Cast Collection - Statens Museum for KunstAccessed 9 Jan 2017.
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Marchal, G. (2017, January 09). Son of Niobe. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image3d/72/
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