Medium: Bronze


18 in. h. x 18 in. w. x 18.5 in. d. 


Based on the Winged Victory of Samothrace, a Hellenistic sculpture dating to the 2nd century BC, the figure of Nike was adapted in many ways and is used in the 19th-century Vittorio Emanuele II Monument in Rome. The goddess is typically shown alighting on a sphere, holding a laurel wreath and a bow. Her stance suggests that these attributions were once intact, surely a treasure for a Grand Tour traveler in the 19th century.

Type of Work: Sculpture

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