– 400 C.E.
Ancient Cultures

Nike of Samothrace

Nike (Winged Victory) of Samothrace, Lartos marble (ship) and Parian marble
(figure), c. 190 B.C.E. 3.28m high (Musée du Louvre, Paris). The sculpture was
unearthed in 1863 after its discovery under the direction of Charles Champoiseau,
the French Vice-Consul to Turkey. 

Please note that the theoretical reconstruction of the Nike as a trumpeter mentioned
in the video has been largely abandoned; the monument is now thought to have been
part of a fountain possibly commemorating a naval victory.

Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

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Nike of Samothrace
Island of Samothrace in the Northern Aegean Sea
c.190 B.C.E.
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