Flying Nike (Victory)

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd century B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 065.


28.1 cm (11 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Statuette of flying Nike (Victory). She is looking to the right. She is wearing a transparent high-belted, sleeveless chiton, which leaves her right breast and left leg uncovered. She has her hair in flat waves ,with a double fillet.

The statuette has two wing-holes and a small hang-hole.
Missing: wings, both arms, right foot, part of the right side of front drapery.
Traces of reddish-brown on hair.

LIght red clay.


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