Nike of Samothrace (190 BCE) (Winged Victory) Statue
Hellenistic period, Daru Staircase, Louvre, Paris
The showcase of the Louvre still thrills viewers today as Nike presides over its grand staircase. This 19th-century, scaled museum rendition of the goddess Nike with wings spread as she landed on the prow of a ship is thought to be announcing the Rhodian naval victory over Antiochos III. One of the world's most recognizable sculptural images, our estate-sized rendition is cast directly from a 19th-century original in art-grade resin. 25 1/2"W x 20"D x 40 1/2"H. 30 lbs.