Famed as being the greatest masterpiece in Hellenistic art, this marble sculpture made in the 2nd Century BC depicts the Greek goddess Nike. Also called Nike of Samothrace this sculpture is on permanent display at the Louvre standing majestically at 2.4 metres high. What makes this sculpture iconic is its highly detailed wings and intricately sculpted fabric; also the fact that it is missing the head and arms is arguably what makes the sculpture so fascinating.
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