Terracotta statuette of Nike, the personification of victory

Period: Classical

Date: late 5th century B.C.

Culture: Greek

Medium: Terracotta

Dimensions: Overall: 7 x 2 7/8 x 2 3/4 in. (17.8 x 7.3 x 7 cm)

Classification: Terracottas

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1907

Accession Number: 07.286.23

Description

Three-dimensional representations of Nike, the winged goddess who brought victory in both battle and athletic contests, usually attempt to evoke flight or the moment of alighting. This flying figure once had wings attached to the slots in the back.

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