Cast of the Nike of Samothrace

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  • Catalogue text

    Paris, Louvre, inv. 2369.

    Found in 1863 at the highest point of the sanctuary terrace in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods at Samothrace, Greece. Brought to the Louvre in 1864. The base and additional fragments were found later.

    Colossal statue of winged Nike wearing chiton, belted high under the breasts, and himation. The goddess was part of a monument commemorating a naval victory.

    In: Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

Further reading

Knell,H,, Die Nike von Samothrake. Typus, Form, Bedeutung und Wirkungsgeschichte eines rhodischen Sieges-Anathems im Kabirenheiligtum von Samothrake (Darmstadt, 1995)

Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

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