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

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Nike of Samothrace

The Nike of Samothrace is an excellent example of Greek art.  Found on an island in the north Aegean sea, the sculpture was built in honor of the Greek Goddess of victory, Nike.

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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.

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Winged Victory of Samothrace by Jasper Rooms, via Flickr

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

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Invisible Ink

Ancient Greece. The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace,[1] is a 2nd century BC marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory). Since 1884, it has been prominently displayed at the Louvre and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world. Invisible Ink | The Salt Girl Speaks

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The Winged Victory of Samothrace aka Nike of Samothrace by Pythokritos of Lindos

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Nike of Samothrace: Helmed a Ship, Helms the Louvre

Nike of Samothrace - Probably my most favorite piece of sculpture.

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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…

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