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K5.4 DEATH OF THE NIOBIDS

Apollo, Artemis & the Niobids | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Musée du Louvre, Paris
Catalogue No. Paris G341
Beazley Archive No. 206954
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Krater, Calyx
Painter Name vase of the Niobid Painter
Date ca 475 - 425 B.C.
Period Early Classical

DESCRIPTION

Side A: Apollo and Artemis slay the sons and daughters of the boastful queen Niobe with their arrows. The god wears a wreath of laurel upon his head and the goddess a scarf (sakkos). Both draw bows and wear quivers slung across their shoulders.
Side B: Heracles and the Argonauts (not shown).

ARTICLES

Apollo, Artemis

OTHER IMAGES

Thumbnail Apollo

K5.4B Apollo