Classical Fragment - Item #819
$ 410.00

Niobe Mask - Item #819

Patina Options

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background

 

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in White Patina on a dark gray background

 

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Light Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Bronze Patina on a gray background

 

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Stone Patina on a dark gray background

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Dark Stone Patina on a gray background

  

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Sandstone Patina on a dark gray background

  

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Terra Cotta Patina on a dark gray background

  

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

photos of plaster cast of ancient relief of two men in a chariot pulled by three horses and an ancient relief of three horses finished in a two-patina of browns and whites on a gray background

 

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 396 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

photos of plaster cast statues of female in pink and white robes and female in green robes holding a fan at her side against black background
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17 Inches High x 10 Inches Wide

This mask is from the sculpture of Niobe and her younger daughter from the Niobid Group. A Roman copy of a Hellenistic Greek original, the marble Niobid Group consists of a series of figures. The sculptor may have been Skopas or Praxiteles.

The Niobid Group was discovered in the Tomassini vineyard in Rome in 1583 and is now housed in the dedicated Niobe Room in the Uffizi Galleries. Here, they are displayed individually on pedestals, arranged around the room along the walls. As for their original orientation, it is theorized that they would have been situated in a nymphaeum in one of the emperor’s parks in which their placement would have followed the structure’s semicircular shape, and the sculpture of Niobe and her daughter would have been placed at the center. For almost two centuries starting in 1584, the group was situated in the Villa Medici on the Pincian Hill after being purchased by Ferdinando de’ Medici. Another copy of the Niobid Group was discovered in the area of Muri dei Francesi in Ciampino in 2012. Dated to the end of the 1st century BCE and the 2nd century CE, these sculptures are housed in the Sanctuary of Hercules Victor in Tivoli. Numerous other copies of individual figures and pieces have been found as well, and some have replaced or restored statues in other displays, including the Uffizi group.

The sculpture group represents the Greek tragedy of the murder of Niobe’s children. According to Homer’s Iliad, Niobe – the wife of Amphion, the king of Thebes – boasted of her large family of 12 children to the Titan Leto (or Latona), who had two children, Apollo and Artemis. Leto ordered them to kill Niobe’s children as punishment for her hubris. The scene depicts the children being attacked by arrows and Niobe watching in despair. One daughter is kneeling by her mother, grasping her at the waist, while Niobe tries to shield her from the onslaught. Niobe’s head is turned to the right and up towards the sky, terrified and pleading. Later, she was turned into a rock on Mount Sipylus (in modern-day Turkey), and she is still seen crying when the snow melts.

 

Museum: Uffizi Galleries, Florence, Italy

Origin: Tomassini vineyard near Basilica of St. John Lateran, Rome

Time Period: Ancient Greek - Hellenistic, end of 4th century B.C.E./Ancient Roman - Imperial, first half of 2nd century C.E.

1911 Catalog ID # - 13452

 

Sources:

The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Niobe." Encyclopædia Britannicahttps://www.britannica.com/topic/Niobe-Greek-mythology.

"Niobe and daughter from the Niobid Group." Cornell University Library Digital Collectionshttps://digital.library.cornell.edu/catalog/ss:946117

"Niobid Group (Sculpture)." Tufts University: Perseus Digital Library, Gregory R. Crane (editor-in-chief), http://data.perseus.org/artifacts/sculpture/Niobid+Group

Paolucci, Fabrizio. "Niobe with her younger daughter." Uffizi Gallerieshttps://www.uffizi.it/en/artworks/niobe-with-her-younger-daughter.

Paolucci, Fabrizio, Lucilla D'Alessandro, and Elena Rosangela Dellù. "Niobe and her children in the mirror: The sculptural complex from the Villæ of Tivoli at the Uffizi" (online exhibition). Uffizi Gallerieshttps://www.uffizi.it/en/online-exhibitions/niobids-in-the-mirror#0.  

Paolucci, Fabrizio, and Patrizia Naldini. "Niobe room." Uffizi Gallerieshttps://www.uffizi.it/en/artworks/niobe-room.

Pieces are plaster unless otherwise noted. They are made to order and hand cast. We offer our pieces in a variety of patinas/finishes. Click next tab for more details.

Small and large reliefs (except tabletop pieces as noted) and masks come with one or more embedded hooks for hanging as necessary.

Questions? View the FAQ page for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions. Email us at contact@capronicollection.com or call us at 781-933-2455.

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background

 

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in White Patina on a dark gray background

 

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Light Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Bronze Patina on a gray background

 

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Stone Patina on a dark gray background

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Dark Stone Patina on a gray background

  

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Sandstone Patina on a dark gray background

  

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Terra Cotta Patina on a dark gray background

  

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

photos of plaster cast of ancient relief of two men in a chariot pulled by three horses and an ancient relief of three horses finished in a two-patina of browns and whites on a gray background

 

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 396 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

photos of plaster cast statues of female in pink and white robes and female in green robes holding a fan at her side against black background

Most pieces ship within a few days to 3 weeks as they are made to order and hand cast.

Customers in the contiguous United States receive free ground shipping automatically at checkout. Customers located elsewhere can find shipping options in the checkout process.

Pieces must be opened and inspected within 48 hours of delivery to report any damage.

Returns are not accepted; all sales are final as pieces are made to order and hand cast.

View the FAQ page for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions.

Additional Information

Pieces are plaster unless otherwise noted. They are made to order and hand cast. We offer our pieces in a variety of patinas/finishes. Click next tab for more details.

Small and large reliefs (except tabletop pieces as noted) and masks come with one or more embedded hooks for hanging as necessary.

Questions? View the FAQ page for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions. Email us at contact@capronicollection.com or call us at 781-933-2455.

View Patina Options

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background

 

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in White Patina on a dark gray background

 

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Light Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Bronze Patina on a gray background

 

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Stone Patina on a dark gray background

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Dark Stone Patina on a gray background

  

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Sandstone Patina on a dark gray background

  

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Terra Cotta Patina on a dark gray background

  

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

photos of plaster cast of ancient relief of two men in a chariot pulled by three horses and an ancient relief of three horses finished in a two-patina of browns and whites on a gray background

 

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 396 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

photos of plaster cast statues of female in pink and white robes and female in green robes holding a fan at her side against black background

Shipping & Returns

Most pieces ship within a few days to 3 weeks as they are made to order and hand cast.

Customers in the contiguous United States receive free ground shipping automatically at checkout. Customers located elsewhere can find shipping options in the checkout process.

Pieces must be opened and inspected within 48 hours of delivery to report any damage.

Returns are not accepted; all sales are final as pieces are made to order and hand cast.

View the FAQ page for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions.