Flying Nike (Victory)

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

Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 066.


27.5 cm (10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Statuette of flying Nike (Victory). She is looking to the right. She has her left arm extended. She is wearing a transparent high-belted, sleeveless chiton, which leaves her right breast and left leg uncovered. She has her hair in flat waves ,with a ribbed crown (stephane).
Traces of white slip and pink. Missing: right arm, fingers of left hand, toes of right foot. Several cracks and mended breaks.

Very light red clay.


By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: from the private collection of the late M. Baltazzi); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution