Victory of Samothrace Sculpture
This sculpture is a reproduction of a colossal statue found on the island of Samothrace. It was erected near the sanctuary of the Cabeiri-Greek deities and protectors of sailors-and was probably offered by the people of Rhodes to commemorate a naval victory. The power of this work comes from the extraordinary virtuosity demonstrated in the drapery. This victory, with its majestic and widespread wings, is more than a mere symbol of military success. The magnificent female body, stretching forwards and whipped by the wind as if she were a figurehead, looms up like an epic creation.
- 11.8 inches