Flying Nike (Victory)

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


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 074.

Dimensions

33.4 cm (13 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

87.395

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of Flying Nike (Victory). She is looking to the left and has her left hand hanging down and her right arm extended sideways. She is wearing a long chiton with overfold open down to the right side and fastened to the left shoulder with a button. She has her hair tied behind in a knot and some long curls are hanging down on her neck. She wears a stephane (crown) on her head and earrings in her ears.

Long slits for wings. Hang-hole on the back.
Missing: right arm from above elbow; left arm from elbow; wings; toes of right foot; large toe of left foot.
Traces of cream on flesh and yellow on hair.
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