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.

Dimensions

27.5 cm (10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7691

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

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