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Culture:Greek (original)
Title:Cast of Nike of Delos
Date Made:ca. 1900 CE
Place Made:Europe; Greece; the Cyclades; Delos (original)
Measurements:overall: 38 x 15 1/2 x 9 in.; 96.52 x 39.37 x 22.86 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1903.56.B.OIII
Credit Line:Purchased from an appropriation
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

ca. late 19th or early 20th century plaster cast of a marble original dating to the Archaic Period, ca. 550 BCE. This partial statue of a female figure, missing its arms and with both legs cut off at the ankle, depicts Nike, the Greek deification of Victory. Facing the viewer and with a bent right knee implying motion to the right, the original sculpture is thought to be a type which would have had both arms and wings. A base found after the excavation of this armless Nike names the sculptor as Achermos; this Achermos was probably the inventor of this type of running, winged Nike.
Provenience: Greece, the Cyclades, Delos (original)

ancient; archaeology; reproductions

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