Draped Victory (Nike) set on a Plinth

Roman Provincial
Roman Period
1st century A.D.


Findspot: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina, estate of M.Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 071.

Dimensions

18.8 cm (7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

87.391

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of Nike (Victory) standing. She has her right arm extended sideways, possibly to hold a wreath. Her left leg advanced free on the drapery. She wears a transparent chiton with overfold, fastened by buttons on the shoulders. She has her hair in a club knot very low on the neck. She wears earrings in her ears. She is standing on a high oval base. There is an inscription in Greek on the back of the base: A R T E M O N O S (alpha, ro, taf, epsilon, me, omikron, ne, omikron, sigma).

Holes in the shoulders for the attachment of wings, which are missing. Also missing right hand.

A good deal of white incrustation. The figure is mended.

Brownish-red clay.

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