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Victory of Samothrace - 29" - Item #75

$ 750.00

victory-of-samothrace---29-flat-white

 

29 Inches High x 17 Inches Wide x 21 Inches Deep and 17 Inch Wingspan

Footprint: 9.5" x 8"

PLEASE NOTE: This piece is made in resin.

Found in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods at Samothrace in 1863 this personification of Victory is shown landing in flight, wings still outstretched. She was originally set on the prow of a ship, which stood in a reflecting pool at the top of a cliff looking out over the sea. It is believed the statue was meant to commemorate a naval victory of Rhodes over Antiochus III of Syria early in the second century B.C.E.

 

Artist: Pythokritos

Museum: Louvre Museum, Paris

Origin: Samothrace, Greece

Time Period: Greek c. 190 B.C.E.

1911 Catalog ID # - 764