Winged Victory of Samothrace - Photo by Cate Copenhaver

The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, is a 2nd century BC marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory). Since 1884, it has been prominently displayed at the Louvre and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world.

Posted on October 10th, 2012 with 1,843 notes
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