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. 072.

Dimensions

33.5 cm (13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7750

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of flying Nike (Victory). She is looking to the right and has her arms bent and extended to the left as if she’s playing a kithara. She is wearing a chiton with overfold open down the right side and fastened on the left shoulder with a button. She has her hair arranged in three rows of curls around her face; it is bound by two fillets and drawn back to a large knot of curls at the nape.

Missing: wings, hands; left foot; piece from front of right foot. Drapery much broken; a large piece restored behind.
The statuette has triangular holes for wings and a hang-hole for suspension.
Traces of red on hair; traces of brownish flesh color; pink on chiton; with a trace of blue under left arm; remains of white slip.

Reddish-yellow 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