Winged Victory.docx - Destany Fancher Atcherson The winged Victory of Samothrace 200-190 BC The Louvre Paris France The Winged Victory of Samothrace

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Destany Fancher 8/28/18 Atcherson The winged Victory of Samothrace. 200-190 BC. The Louvre, Paris, France. The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, was discovered in pieces by French envoy Charles Champoiseau in 1863 on the island of Samothrace. Its base, the prow of a ship, was discovered by Austrian archaeologists in 1873. It has been on display in the Louvre since 1884. This statue a controversial piece, no one knows what the original meaning or purpose is, however ideas range from the battle of Salamis in 306 BC to the battle of Actium in 31 BC celebrating their victories. The date of its making has been controversial as well, ranging through three centuries. For most of the 20 th century it was assumed that it may have been a Rhodian monument dedicated to the victories at Side and Myonessos in 190 BC. Carved by the Rhodian sculptor Pythocritus, based upon comparisons to the works of Hermann Thiersch and Karl Lehmann. However in recent years their idea has shown to be incorrect, the remains in the area holding the Victory
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