The entire bearing more closely resembles that of the figures of the children of Niobe.
The group of Niobe and her children, at Florence, has been attributed to him.
Why, in the hall of Niobe I wanted to stay for days to cry and weep and enjoy myself.
The madness of Goliath and, of course, this gentleman Niobe.
A week later the four Marine Lab ships, each equipped with a detector, started a search of Niobe's oceans.
Her face was beautiful as the face of a marble Niobe, but as pale and as full of anguish.
Prexaspes stood there, pale and motionless, compelled to watch the horrid scene, like Niobe when chained to Sipylus.
I marvel not that Niobe, alone Amid her dear, dead children, turned to stone.
Niobe, I call her in my own mind; for she melts into tears at the least emotion.
I ought to be a Dido and Niobe and Cassandra rolled into one.
in Greek mythology, a queen of Thebes, daughter of Tantalus, changed to a stone while weeping for her children (slain, after she boasted of them overmuch, by Artemis and Apollo); hence the name is used figuratively for bereavement and woe. The name is said to mean literally "snowy; snowy-bright."