Statuette of flying Victory
Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C. to 1st century A.D.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 074; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).
Height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By 1962: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York 21; November 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor for $ 3,000-
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund