Εικονογραφικά θέματαPart of : Αρχαιολογικόν δελτίον ; Vol.56, 2001, pages 163-180
This brief study deals with two very well-known sculptures: the Reclining Niobid in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (inv. no. 472) and the bronze boy in the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore (inv. no. 23.21). The Niobid, a figure from the much-discussed Niobid group, has a distinctive pose and style that have long puzzled scholars. This article recognises in the figure a connection with the Parthenon sculptures and considers its shape and particularities to derive from its character as an architectural sculpture. Analogies for the subject and the details are traced in the bronze statuette in the J. Paul Getty Museum (inv. no. 86. AB. 530) and in the frieze of the temple of Athena Nike. This connection with Attic models can also be seen in similar types thought to represent Niobids: Youth Alba, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (inv. no. 1668), Niobid, Archaeological Museum of Seville (inv. no. 1083), and the so-called Ilioneus in the Munich Glyptothek (inv. no. Gl. 270).In the case o f the bronze statue of a boy in the Walters Art Gallery, questions have been raised by important scholars regarding both the stance and the appearance of the head. The shape of this nude figure of a boy may be interpreted by comparison with the bronze boy from Dodona (Ioannina Museum, inv. no. 1410), which depicts a youth playing with a ball, and has a similar stance, age and type of head with a complicated coiffure. All these features point to some connection with cult.
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