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Greek Goddess of Victory, Nike

Greek Goddess of Victory, Nike by Mahealani Palepale. Wing Victory of Samothrace, also identified as the Goddess of Victory, Nike, was discovered by Charles Champoiseau in 1863 on a small island of Samothrace. This immaculate sculpture stands at 3.28m (11 feet) and is erected of Parian marble for the figurine and Gray Lartos marble for the base in which she stands on the bow of a vessel.

Venus de Milo (Aphrodite), Greek statue (marble), discovered on the island of Milos, 2nd century BC (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

It is the Winged Victory of Samothrace. It’s from the second century BCE, and it represents the Greek god of victory, Nike. It was made to commemorate a successful sea battle in Samothrace, and it actually did have a head once upon a time.

Statue of Ares, so called "The Borghese Ares" - Roman copy of a lost Greek bronze original created in 5th century BC, now at the Louvre Museum, Paris

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Breath Taking Sculptures by Mark Newman

Day 6: My favorite major Greek god is Artemis. I love everything about her. I mean, come on. Who doesn't love her?