- Museum number
Marble figure, perhaps an acroterion, of winged Nike in flight, her garment billowing behind her. This statue is about life-size, and is represented in rapid motion. The form is slight, as if that of a young girl. She wears a long chiton, over which is a diploidion girt at the waist; a small scarf hangs from the right arm. The drapery is deeply cut, to express the violent agitation of the movement. The head, left arm from above the elbow, right forearm and greater part of the wings are missing. The statue is unfinished at the back. Possibly architectural or from a victory monument of some kind.
- Production date
- 1stC BC
Height: 143.51 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM, Catalogue of Sculpture, Vol. 2 (Smith 1900)
Found broken in two pieces in a Roman villa at udrum, where it had been employed with other fragments of sculpture to make up the level on which a tessellated pavement had been laid.
Bibliography: Guide to Graeco-Roman Sculptures II. Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum. Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities. Part II. 1876, p No. 65; Newton, Hist. Disc. II; p. 305.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2017 13 Jul-15 Oct, Madrid, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2017-2018 23 Nov-18 Feb, Barcelona, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2018 20 Mar-24 Jun, Sevilla, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2018 24 Jul-4 Nov, Zaragoza, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2018-2019 18 Dec-31 Mar, Palma, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2021 19 Jun-7 Nov, Australia, Perth, Western Australian Museum, Ancient Greeks
2021-2022 16 Dec-1 May, Australia, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, Ancient Greeks
2022 10 Jun-06 Nov, New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Ancient Greeks
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number