Ancient Greece Gallery
Winged Victory of Samothrace Circa 190 BC, Louvre Museum, Paris

This Winged Goddess of Victory stands on the prow of a marble sculpted ship, that overlooked the sanctuary on the island of Samothrace (NorthWest of the Aegean Sea). It is thought that this statue was to commemmorate a naval victory in the early second century BC.

This is a Hellenistic sculpture with references to Classical features from the Peragemen sculptors. The spiralling effect is theatrical, offering emotion, using the oblique angles of the wings. This Ancient Greek sculpture carries a Rhodian influence that prefigures the Pergamene school (180-160BC)


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