Nike from Samothrace
In the original, the goddess of victory, Nike, lands on the bow of a warship with her wings stretched out wide.
The snapshot of this landing is made clear by the position of her feet. Thus the right foot just touches the ship's planks, while the left still hovering in the air. With the head (which is no longer there) inclined to the left shoulder, it thus seems to be turned towards the observer.
Her two arms are also missing in the representation. Nevertheless, we know that she held a victory bandage in her right hand, stretched out forward, and that her left arm is swinging to swung in the back. Her typical Greek fine undergarment is girded under the chest and the descending cloak illustrates the intensity of the movement in the manner and the way it plays around her legs.
Not very often you see sculptures that give such an extremely plastic impression of movement in combination with air.
It is precisely this movement that allows only a few parts of the body to be seen through the tangled folds of the garment.
- very filigree replica
- 19cm high
- Material : Alabaster plaster
- slightly shimmering surface
With this replica of the Nike of Samothrace you get a very high quality, scaled down version of the original from the Louvre. With this sculpture you will revive a little bit of Greek antiquity in your home.