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Culture:Greek (original)
Title:Cast of the Chiaramonti Niobid
Date Made:ca. 1900 CE
Place Made:Europe; Italy, Tivoli (original)
Measurements:overall: 93 x 41 1/2 x 26 1/2 in.; 236.22 x 105.41 x 67.31 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1902.209.B.OIII
Credit Line:Gift of the Class of 1884 in memory of Elizabeth Blanchard
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

ca. late 19th or early 20th century plaster cast of a marble original dating to the Hellenistic Period, ca. 300-200 BCE. This sculpture is a representation of one of the daughters of Niobe as she flees from the attack of Apollo and Artemis. Her head has been lost. The original Greek marble sculpture is lost; this cast is based upon a Roman copy which was probably made under Hadrian, ca. 117-138 CE.
Provenience: Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, Italy (original)

ancient; archaeology; reproductions

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