Item PC/021 - Plaster cast of Boy of Subiaco

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Plaster cast of Boy of Subiaco


  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century (Creation)

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This item was lost in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 15th June 2018.

Original: From the group of Niobe and her children at the Galleria Uffizi, Florence, Italy, originally found in Rome in 1583. Niobe boasted about her 14 children (the Niobids) to Leto, mother to only Artemis and Apollo. Leto demanded her children take revenge upon Niobe's hubris. Using arrows, Artemis killed Niobe's daughters and Apollo killed Niobe's sons. This cast shows one son cowering from the onslaught.

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Acquired in 1901 from Brussels. Listed in 1964/5 inventory as located in the museum and passage ways of the Mackintosh Building (GSAA/GOV/7/5).

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Dimensions: 1320 x 110 x 420 mm (Plinth: 630 x 1220 x 508 mm)

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