Flying Nike (Victory) holding a comic mask and a scroll

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
150–130 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 070.

Dimensions

26.3 cm (10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7706

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of Nike (Victory) floating down. She is looking to the left; in her left hand, which she is lifting she is holding a comic mask; in her right hand she is holding a scroll. She is dressed in a chiton with overfold, which leaves her left breast bare; it has a panel down the right side. She is wearing her hair in a double knot at the back and earrings in her ears.

Missing: wings, some fingers of right hand.
Color well preserved. Pinkish on flesh, reddish-brown on hair. The statuette has a hang-hole on the back for suspension and no vent hole but two slits for wings.
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