A majestic example of Hellenistic sculpture, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, also known as the Nike of Samothrace, is one of the Louvre’s most treasured masterpieces.
The 8-foot (244-cm) statue made of white Paros marble represents Nike, the goddess of Victory, about to alight on a ship whose sailors have just won a sea battle.
Created in about 2nd century BC, this marble masterpiece is one of the few surviving examples of original Hellenistic sculpture.
Winged Victory is one of the rare Greek statues whose exact original location is known. Discovered in 1863 on the Greek island of Samothrace in the Aegean Sea, the statue was broken and incomplete. Some 110 fragments were excavated, with no sign of her head nor her arms.Frida Kahlo (born July 6, 1907, Coyoacán, Mexico—died July 13, 1954, Coyoacán) was aMexican painter best known for her uncompromising and brilliantly colored self-portraits that deal with such themes as identity, the human body, and death. Although she denied the connection, she is often identified as a Surrealist. In addition to her work, Kahlo was known for her tumultuous relationship with muralist Diego Rivera (married 1929, divorced 1939, remarried 1940).
Approximate size: 6.7" x 5.5" x 9.2" Material: Resin.