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Limestone relief with the figure of a woman
late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.
Overall: 12 1/2 x 9 7/8 x 3 5/8in. (31.8 x 25.1 x 9.2cm)
Purchase, Linda Heller Kamm Gift, 1999
The figure has been identified as Niobe, who in Greek mythology suffered the loss of all her children when she incurred the displeasure of Leto, mother of Apollo and Artemis. Niobe thus became a stock figure of bereavement and would have been highly appropriate on a relief from a funerary monument such as this.
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