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

Ancient Greece: Greek Theater 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