Statuette of flying Victory

Roman
Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C. to 1st century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 074; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.971

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The extended right hand held a wreath, and a small trophy or standard or palm was undoubtedly supported in the crook of the left arm. Green patina, with some pitting. Right arm from above elbow missing; edges of wings and drapery slightly damaged.
The image is based on the Victory alighting on the globe of world dominion set up by Augustus in the Senate House in 29 B.C. to commemorate the battle of Actium.

Provenance

By 1962: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York 21; November 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor for $ 3,000-

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund