Draped Victory (Nike) set on a Plinth

Roman Provincial
Roman Period
1st century A.D.

Findspot: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina, estate of M.Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 071.


18.8 cm (7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Statuette of Nike (Victory) standing. She has her right arm extended sideways, possibly to hold a wreath. Her left leg advanced free on the drapery. She wears a transparent chiton with overfold, fastened by buttons on the shoulders. She has her hair in a club knot very low on the neck. She wears earrings in her ears. She is standing on a high oval base. There is an inscription in Greek on the back of the base: A R T E M O N O S (alpha, ro, taf, epsilon, me, omikron, ne, omikron, sigma).

Holes in the shoulders for the attachment of wings, which are missing. Also missing right hand.

A good deal of white incrustation. The figure is mended.

Brownish-red clay.


By 1886: found on the estate of M. Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary (Myrina); 1887: purchased for MFA by Martin Brimmer; gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, 1887

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer