Niobe. [American: Judd, ca. 1925].
5 out of 5 for rarity.
(6.75 x 3.75 x 6.5 inches). 12 pounds the pair. Gray metal figures with a warm bronzed finish, on iron bases. Some rubbing and minor finish loss, one figure slightly loose but still firmly attached. A stunning pair.
The original paper tag (not present) read: "A goddess who was proud of her numerous family, six daughters and six sons. She boasted of her superiority to her friend Leto (goddess) and the mother of only two children, Apollo and Artemis. As a punishment Apollo slew her sons and Artemis her daughters. Their bodies lay for nine days unburied for Zeus has changed the people to stone. On the tenth day they were buried by the gods. Out of pity for her grief the gods changed Niobe herself into a rock. In which form she continued to weep."