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Flying Nike (Victory)

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Statuette of flying Nike (Victory). She is looking to the left and has both her arms extended forward as if to hold an object, possibly an instrument. She is wearing a long chiton with overfold open down to the right side and fastened to the left shoulder with a button. Some of her hair is...

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Provenance

By 1886: found on the estate of M. Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary (Myrina); 1887: purchased for MFA by Martin Brimmer; gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, 1887

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd century B.C.

Findspot

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 073.

Dimensions

23.9 cm (9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.396

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture