Winged Victory Or The Nike Of Samothrace
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Unearthed in 1863 on an island in the Aegean sea, The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace is a marble Hellenistic sculpture of Nike (the Greek goddess of victory), that was created about the 2nd century BC. The goddess is shown in the form of a winged woman standing on the prow of a ship, braced against the strong wind blowing through her garments. With her right hand cupped around her mouth, she announced the event she was dedicated to commemorate. The colossal work was placed in a rock niche that had been dug into a hill; it overlooked the theater of the Sanctuary of the Great Gods.
December 26th, 2018
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