Yves Klein. Nike de Samothrace.

Yves Klein La victoire de Samothrace, I saw a version of this in the window at Christie's, South Kensington, London. I was blown way by its beauty.

Tetradrachm of Philistis, wife of Hieron II, Syracuse, Sicily, struck c. 218/7-214 BC

Tetradrachm of Philistis, wife of Hieron II, Syracuse, Sicily, struck c. BC The coin shows the diademed and veiled head of Philistis facing left with a star to her right. The reverse is inscribed with BAΣIΛIΣΣAΣ ΦIΛIΣTIΔOΣ (Basilissas.

Apollo carrying his kithara holds a phiale (flat cup) for Nike (Victory) to pour a libation in; they are standing on both sides of the omphalos. Marble, Roman copy of the late 1st century CE after a neo-Attic original of the Hellenistic era. Louvre Museum.

Apollo carrying his kithara holds a phiale (flat cup) for Nike (Victory) to pour a libation in; they are standing on both sides of the omphalos. Marble, Roman copy of the late century CE after a neo-Attic original of the Hellenistic era

A Panathenaic amphora with a depiction of a winged Nike (Victory) watching a wrestling match waiting to crown the victor. These amphoras were given as prizes in the Panathenaic Games. Depending on the sport and the victory, a winner could receive from 4 of these amphoras to 40 of them- all filled with 36 kilos of olive oil. The athlete could then trade this oil- and the amphoras. The oil was sold all over the Mediterranean and it was especially sought after by young athletes.

greek-museums: “ National Archaeological Museum, Athens: “ A Panathenaic amphora with a depiction of a winged Nike (Victory) watching a wrestling match waiting to crown the victor. These amphoras were given as prizes in the Panathenaic Games.

Bronze winged Victory, 2nd century CE. Santa Giulia Museum, Italy.

Winged Victory bronze statue - from Etruscan Culture in ancient İtaly, circa BCE

Winged Victory (Nike), Roman statuette (bronze), 1st century BC - 1st century AD, (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Winged Victory (Nike), Roman statuette (bronze), century BC - century AD, (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Macedonian gold Nike earrings C.300BC The British nuseum

ancientpeoples: “Earrings depicting Nike Century BC Western Greek (Source: The British Museum) ”

Apollo is holding a phiale for Nike "Victory" to pour a libation - Roman relief marble, circa 1st c. AD - at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Apollo carrying his kithara holds a phiale (flat cup) for Nike (Victory) to pour a libation in; they are standing on both sides of the omphalos. Marble, Roman copy of the late century CE after a neo-Attic original of the Hellenistic era.

Marble console with double volute and a statuette of Victory. Roman 1stC-2ndC

*ITALY ~ Marble console with double volute and a statuette of Victory.

Nike ~ terracotta statue from the south slope of the Acropolis (1st-3rd cent), Acropolis Museum, Athens

Nike ~ terracotta statue from the south slope of the Acropolis cent), Acropolis Museum, Athens

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