Flying Nike (Victory)

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd or 2nd century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 069.

Dimensions

24.6 cm (9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7695

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of Nike (Victory) flying through the air. She is turning her head too the right side. She has her right arm extended to the front and in her left hand she is holding a sea shell. She is wearing a transparent high-girt chiton, fastened on the shoulders with buttons; it has a long overfold. She has a melon hair style, that is the front part divided into thick parallel rows and the back tied up in a knot.

Missing: wings, part of upper right leg, fingers of right hand, some of the fingers of the left hand. Traces of creamy on flesh, yellow and red on drapery, gilding on earrings, buttons, shells and breasts.

Red Clay.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: 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