STATUE OF NIKE FROM THE ISLAND OF DELOS

Date
CA. 550 BC
Material
Iconography
Inventory
Ag.350
ID
Hyp-7126

The plaster cast (inv. Ag.350), of which only the head remains, was made of a female figure that survived almost completely intact, found on the island of Delos, and now preserved in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. The original marble statue – the running figure of the winged goddess of victory – is one of the earliest sculptural depictions of Nike. Because of a plinth carrying a votive inscription found near to it, it was linked to Archermos of Chios, a sculptor who, according to tradition, was the first to depict the goddess with wings.