Folder 25 x 35 cm Victory of SamothraceLog in to see prices
The Winged Victory, Samothrace Island (Northern Aegean island), sanctuary of the Great Gods, ca. 190 BC
Paros marble. H.280 cm I Paris, musée du Louvre, Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities
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The winged goddess of Victory standing on the prow of a ship overlooked the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on the island of Samothrace. This monument was probably an ex-voto offered by the people of Rhodes in commemoration of a naval victory in the early second century BC. The theatrical stance, vigorous movement, and billowing drapery of this Hellenistic sculpture are combined with references to the Classical period-prefiguring the baroque aestheticism of the Pergamene sculptors.
Oriinal work: C. 190 BC - Provenance: Island of Samothrace (northern Aegean)