Dying Niobid


Mark Cartwright
published on 29 October 2013

A 5th century BCE marble sculpture of one of the daughters of Niobe, dying from an arrow wound in her back. According to the story from Greek mythology Niobe insulted the goddess Lato by thinking herself more worthy. Lato then had her children Apollo and Artemis strike down Niobe's children with their deadly arrows. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome)

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, October 29). Dying Niobid. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2132/dying-niobid/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Dying Niobid." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 29, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2132/dying-niobid/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Dying Niobid." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Oct 2013. Web. 19 May 2022.