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The Winged Victory of Samothrace, ca. 190 BCE. | Victoria de Samotracia, ca. 190 a.C.    Photos will never do it justice.

The Winged Victory of Samothrace, ca. 190 BCE. | Victoria de Samotracia, ca. 190 a.C. Photos will never do it justice.

Victoria de Samotracia. Quite possibly my favorite statue, which is probably due in part to the fantastic way it's displayed at Le Louvre. So beautiful and dramatic!

Victoria de Samotracia. Quite possibly my favorite statue, which is probably due in part to the fantastic way it's displayed at Le Louvre. So beautiful and dramatic!

Akkad: Sandstone Victory Stele (78") of Naram Sin (Sargon's grandson) king of Akkad, shows him protected by the luminaries of heaven & about to dispatch the last of his enemies, ca 2250 BC. Brought from Sippar to Susa in the 12th c. BC. Restored in 1992 AD. Louvre

Akkad: Sandstone Victory Stele (78") of Naram Sin (Sargon's grandson) king of Akkad, shows him protected by the luminaries of heaven & about to dispatch the last of his enemies, ca 2250 BC. Brought from Sippar to Susa in the 12th c. BC. Restored in 1992 AD. Louvre

The winged victory of Samothrace. I saw this at the top of the grand staircase at the Louvre. It's extraordinary. I remember feeling as if I, too, had wings.

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The winged victory of Samothrace. I saw this at the top of the grand staircase at the Louvre. It's extraordinary. I remember feeling as if I, too, had wings.

Victory of Samothrace: Perhaps the most beautiful thing I've ever seen (in Paris at the Louve). I'd love to meet the woman who inspired this masterpiece.

Victory of Samothrace: Perhaps the most beautiful thing I've ever seen (in Paris at the Louve). I'd love to meet the woman who inspired this masterpiece.

Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace.  2nd century BC marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory).

Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace. 2nd century BC marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory).

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