Flying Nike (Victory)

Greek, East Greek
2nd century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 067.

Dimensions

28.1 cm (11 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7692

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 is wearing a transparent high-belted, which has a deep cut under the arm and is buttoned on the left shoulder and also leaves her right breast and left leg uncovered. She has her hair in flat waves and wears a thick round wreath bound with a band
Missing arms, wings, right foot, left great toe, part of the right front drapery. Two bored holes on the left thigh.

Traces of pale pink on drapery and reddish-brown on hair.

Light red clay.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution