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Roman Basalt Figure, Winged Victory of Samothrace

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1221291

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Monumental Roman Basalt Torso, Winged Victory of Samothrace, Ancient Hauran, Syria, 2nd Century CE. Loss of Wings except small portion as seen in images. Figure is 27" high x 18" wide x 12" depth. On custom iron stand this figure stands 65" high. Flowing robes and wearing high belted chiton clinging to her body revealing its form beneath. Sensation of forward striding motion. In excellent condition and on custom stand. Very heavy at 200 - 300 pounds. Ex: Estate of George, Randall, an English Gentleman, acquired in Syria before 1948. The original Hellenistic Nike of Samothrace, discovered in 1863, is estimated to have been created around 200-190 BCE. It is 8 feet (2.44 metres) high. It was created to not only honor the goddess, Nike, but to honor a sea battle. It conveys a sense of action and triumph as well as portraying artful flowing drapery through its features which the Greeks considered ideal beauty.