- Hand-cast plaster "Niobe" bust after antique Roman original sculpture
- Circa 1880
In Greek mythology, Niobe was the wife to King Amphion of Thebes. Together they bore fourteen children. She boasted often of her fertility, and mocked the goddess Leto, who only had the twins. Apollo and Artemis Niobe's hubris angered Leto so much that Apollo and Artemis killed all fourteen of her children, causing King Amphion to kill himself. Niobe, in great despair, fled Thebes and retreated to Mount Sipylus, where she cried for so long that she turned into a weeping rock.
H 28.00 W 31.00 D 23.00