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Geoffrey Marchal
published on 09 January 2017

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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