Late Hellenistic Bronze Statuette of the Flying Nike

Culture: Greek
Period: 1st century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 12.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2254
Provenance: French private collection, acquired at gallery Akanthos in Antwerp. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: The tips of the wings broken, right arm missing, but overall an expressive statuette of finest quality.
Description: Bronze statuette worked in detail of a flying Nike with flowing gowns. The goddess of victory wears her hair parted in the centre, on top with two buns and on the back of the head pulled to a thick braid. The eyes are with silver inlays. The wings are spread, ready to fly. Nike wears a long peplos reaching to her feet, in her left hand holding an ancient hair pin not belonging. The lost, raised right hand possibly held the victory wreath.