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Winged Victory of Samothrace (Nike)

Winged Victory of Samothrace, Louvre
Winged Victory of Samothrace is a marble Hellenistic sculpture of Nike (the Greek goddess of victory) created most probably around 190 BC in Ancient Greece.
TypeStatue, Museum piece
Created190 BC
Other NamesNike of Samothrace
Where is displayedLouvre Museum
Daru Staircase – Denon wing – Level 1
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Metro: Louvre – Rivoli Station
LocationRue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France, Europe

Why is Winged Victory of Samothrace so famous?

Winged Victory of Samothrace is a marble Hellenistic sculpture of Nike (the Greek goddess of victory) created most probably around 190 BC in Ancient Greece. The sculptor is unknown but is considered to be a sculpture from Rhodes island.

Is considered one of the top three masterpieces of the Louvre.

The statue represents a woman staying on the prow of a ship. Probably was made to commemorate a naval victory.

Charles Champoiseau discovered the statue Winged Victory of Samothrace in April of 1863.

The Winged Goddess of Nike statue is positioned at the top of the beautiful Daru staircase at the Louvre watching from above the crowd of people climbing the stairs as in the past probably watched the waves of the sea from the height of a temple. Imagine how the wind is blowing her cling-wrap thin material and feel the power of her forward motion and sure-footedness.

Winged Victory’s right-wing is not original and was added by mirroring the left-wing.

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