Niobe

Primary Creator
Sculptor unknown
Contributor(s)
Properties
Height72 inches
Length45 inches
Width30 inches
Name of WorkNiobe
Production Datec. 200 BC
Production LocationRome, Italy
Current LocationGreece
Media TypesStone
General Notes

Description

A stone sculpture largely intact body, but missing head and arms. The work is all flowing lines of drapery as if the woman depicted was rushing forward. The clothing is pressed against her breasts outlining them, and her long toga/dress is waves of material trailing her movement.

Theme

Life is movement.

Emotional Sum or Sense-of-life

Human action is beautiful.

Context Information

Sculpture is difficult to see, because, even though it is displayed in a spacious new wing of the Vatican, they have had this section of the museum closed for a couple of decades.

Scale

Survey