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. 073.

Dimensions

23.9 cm (9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.396

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 both her arms extended forward as if to hold an object, possibly an instrument. She is wearing a long chiton with overfold open down to the right side and fastened to the left shoulder with a button. Some of her hair is hanging on her cheeks on both sides. She is also wearing a stephane (crown) on her head and earrings in her ears.

Two slits for wings. Hang-hole on the back.
Missing: wings, left foot, all the fingers;
Cream on most of flesh; traces of dark yellow and of gilding on hair and stephane; pink color on chiton.

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