Victory

The winged goddess of Victory standing on the prow of a ship overlooked the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on the island of Samothrace. This monument was probably an ex-voto offered by the people of Rhodes in commemoration of a naval victory in the early second century BC. The theatrical stance, vigorous movement, and billowing drapery of this Hellenistic sculpture are combined with references to the Classical period-prefiguring the baroque aestheticism of the Pergamene sculptors.

http://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/winged-victory-samothrace
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Samothrace Victory Statue (Copy), Antigone complex, Montpellier, France
Photographer:
© Images that go BAM, Brent Alexander McTavish
Victory

Victory

The winged goddess of Victory standing on the prow of a ship overlooked the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on the island of Samothrace. This monument was probably an ex-voto offered by the people of Rhodes in commemoration of a naval victory in the early second century BC. The theatrical stance, vigorous movement, and billowing drapery of this Hellenistic sculpture are combined with references to the Classical period-prefiguring the baroque aestheticism of the Pergamene sculptors.

http://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/winged-victory-samothrace
Ref:
Date:
Location:
Samothrace Victory Statue (Copy), Antigone complex, Montpellier, France
Photographer:
© Images that go BAM, Brent Alexander McTavish