‘Winged Victory of Samothrace (190 BC, Ancient Greece)’

The Louvre’s top three most important pieces. one of the oldest and most influent marble statues in the world, The Winged Victory was discovered in 1863 in the island of Samothrace.

The meaning behind the statue is still a mystery, some believe it was erected by a Macedonian general after a naval victory and represents the Goddess Nike.

The sense of motion in this statue is what impresses anyone, you don’t need any imagination to see, the wind blowing her thin cloth while she stood in a strong forward motion

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