“Victory” in the Louvre

20130621-200057.jpg The Nike (Victory) of Samothrace (an island) was made between 220 and 190 B.C. and is constructed of marble.
The Winged Victory (a Hellenistic Greek sculpture) portrays the goddess of victory standing on a ship’s prow with her wings spread and her robe blowing in the wind. The broken sculpture was discovered on the Aegean island of Samothrace in 1863 and was sent to the museum in Paris to welcome visitors on the top of a large staircase.
I love this sculpture- it is so powerful in person.

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