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Terracotta statuette of Nike, the personification of victory

Period:
Classical
Date:
late 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 x 2 7/8 x 2 3/4 in. (17.8 x 7.3 x 7 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.286.23
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
Three-dimensional representations of Nike, the winged goddess who brought victory in both battle and athletic contests, usually attempt to evoke flight or the moment of alighting. This flying figure once had wings attached to the slots in the back.
Karoglou, Kyriaki. 2016. "The Collection of Greek Terracotta Figurines at The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Les Carnets de l’ACoSt, 14: n. 18 [p. 8].

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