The Winged Victory of Samothrace, ca. 190 BCE. | Victoria de Samotracia, ca. 190 a.C.    Photos will never do it justice.

The Winged Victory of Samothrace, ca. 190 BCE. | Victoria de Samotracia, ca. 190 a.C. Photos will never do it justice.

Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace.  2nd century BC marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory).

Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace. 2nd century BC marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory).

Winged Victory of Samothrace, on exhibition in the Louvre, FR. Been here, seen this, gorgeous.

sheanstrong: Winged Victory of Samothrace. My favorite... (A Gentlewoman)

Winged Victory of Samothrace, on exhibition in the Louvre, FR. Been here, seen this, gorgeous.

Winged Victory of Samothrace, 3rd or 2nd Century BC, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Winged Victory of Samothrace, 3rd or 2nd Century BC, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Winged Victory in the Louvre Museum, Paris. Also called Nike of Samothrace. One of my favorite statues.

Winged Victory in the Louvre Museum, Paris. Also called Nike of Samothrace. One of my favorite statues.

Greek Goddess of Victory, Nike by Mahealani Palepale. Wing Victory of Samothrace, also identified as the Goddess of Victory, Nike, was discovered by Charles Champoiseau in 1863 on a small island of Samothrace. This immaculate sculpture stands at 3.28m (11 feet) and is erected of Parian marble for the figurine and Gray Lartos marble for the base in which she stands on the bow of a vessel.

Greek Goddess of Victory, Nike

Greek Goddess of Victory, Nike by Mahealani Palepale. Wing Victory of Samothrace, also identified as the Goddess of Victory, Nike, was discovered by Charles Champoiseau in 1863 on a small island of Samothrace. This immaculate sculpture stands at 3.28m (11 feet) and is erected of Parian marble for the figurine and Gray Lartos marble for the base in which she stands on the bow of a vessel.

Winged Victory of Samothrace. Truly inspirational: http://arttattler.com/archivelouvresequestration.html

Winged Victory of Samothrace. Truly inspirational: http://arttattler.com/archivelouvresequestration.html

winged victory of samothrace, one of my favourite hellenistic sculptures.love and want to see it in person one day :)

winged victory of samothrace, one of my favourite hellenistic sculptures.love and want to see it in person one day :)

The Nike of Samothrace, discovered in 1863, is estimated to have been created around 200-190 BC. It is 8ft (2.44m) high. It was created to not only honor the goddess, Nike, but to honor a sea battle. It conveys a sense of action and triumph as well as portraying artful flowing drapery through its features which the Greeks considered ideal beauty. It stood on a rostral pedestal of gray marble from Lartos representing the prow of a ship (most likely a trihemiolia), and represents the goddess…

The Nike of Samothrace, discovered in 1863, is estimated to have been created around 200-190 BC. It is 8ft (2.44m) high. It was created to not only honor the goddess, Nike, but to honor a sea battle. It conveys a sense of action and triumph as well as portraying artful flowing drapery through its features which the Greeks considered ideal beauty. It stood on a rostral pedestal of gray marble from Lartos representing the prow of a ship (most likely a trihemiolia), and represents the goddess…

The winged victory of Samothrace. I saw this at the top of the grand staircase at the Louvre. It's extraordinary. I remember feeling as if I, too, had wings.

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The winged victory of Samothrace. I saw this at the top of the grand staircase at the Louvre. It's extraordinary. I remember feeling as if I, too, had wings.

The winged victory of Samothrace in Samothrace, Greece - A replica of the Winged Victory of Samothrace at the city's museum.

The winged victory of Samothrace in Samothrace, Greece - A replica of the Winged Victory of Samothrace at the city's museum.

The staircase of the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Arago medallion in The Louvre

The staircase of the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Arago medallion in The Louvre

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