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Island of Samothrace,circa 190 BCE.
White Parian marble(Statue)and grey Rhodes marble(base).
Hight statue with wings: 275cm.
Total Hight with base: 557cm.

The Victory of Samothrace is definitely with the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa panel by Leonardo da Vinci's most important exhibits in the Louvre Museum.Found in March 1863 near the Sanctuary of the Turkish-occupied Kaveiron then the island of Samothrace by Greek workmen worked on excavations have made there, the consul of France in Adrianople Champoiseau. The consul advised after the finding of the French Embassy in Constantinople, and soon the statue was transferred to a French warship in Paris, where he is today.
In ancient Greece the goddess Nike was worshiped as the personification of "victory" in both stages and on the battlefield. Zeus sent, according to legend, to earth to crown the winners. Historical research has shown that the goddess Nike was always presented fly, and busy momentum. Descended from heaven, or to praise a victory, or to offer libations or to crowned a winner.
The Victory of Samothrace, was dedicated by Demetrius Besieger at sea victory in Cyprus against Antiochus III of Syria and was placed on the bow of a ship with open wings salpizontas victory. The base of the statue, which is the bow of a ship, indicating that she was a statue trophy. During the first and subsequent excavations were found, unfortunately the head of the statue.
στο νησί με την Παλαιάπολη, που βρήκαν την πάγκαλη,
πολύτιμη Νίκη, κουτσουρεμένη από τα χρόνια τα βάρβαρα,
και την άρπαξαν ξένοι στα ξένα κ εύρηκαν τα θέμελα
πεσμένων ναών και τοίχους, τείχη πελασγικά, ελληνικά και
ρωμαϊκά και τοίχους βυζαντινούς και πύργους βυζαντινούς
και γενοβέζικους, -στο νησί όλων των καιρών

Ιωάννης Δραγούμης, από το πεζογράφημα Σαμοθράκη

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