Sculpture of Paris series, 1: Victory of Samothrace

This marble sculpture of a figure depicts the goddess, Nike, on the prow of a ship. It stands on a staircase landing in the Louvre, beneath a skylight. The flowing drapery exemplifies one of the key distinguishing features of Hellenistic Art (early second century B.C. (190 – 200 B.C.)).

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Victory of Samothrace sign

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11 thoughts on “Sculpture of Paris series, 1: Victory of Samothrace

  1. John Holland

    This is a powerful work. Possibly made even more powerful by its lack of all parts. But it would be great to see the complete statue as it was intended to be seen.

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      1. Nia Simone Post author

        I took 1600 photos on my trip, between Paris and Amsterdam. My husband says that’s 1 photo every 6 minutes, 8 hours a day, which just about describes it. 🙂

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