Pictures of Nike Goddess of Victory

Here are some pictures of Nike goddess of Victory, usually represented as a winged woman holding a wreath in her hand.

One of the best known is the sculpture called Nike of Samothrace, also known as theWinged Victory. This statue was made around the 2nd century B.C. by Phidias. It was discovered in 1863, on the Greek island of Samothrace, by Charles Champoiseau. Now it is displayed in the Louvre Museum, in Paris, France.

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Nike of Samothrace (Winge...


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The Nike of Samothrace, G...


And another Hellenistic representation of the goddess of the Victory:

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Hellenistic Figure of Win...


In this frieze, the gods Zeus, Hera and Nike or Iris are represented. Iris was winged, too, so it's hard to tell the difference between them.

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Figures of Zeus, Hera and Nike or Iri...


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Tile of Goddess Nike


We already know that in Athens Nike was just another attribute of the goddess Athena. In the following image we can see Athena Nike adjusting her sandal.

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Athena Nike Adjusting Her...


There were also temples of Nike on the island of Samothrace and on the Acropolis in Athens:

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Temple of Nike, Samothrak...
Oliviero Olivieri


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Temple of Athena Nike on Acropolis


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Temple of Nike, Acropolis


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Temple of Nike, Acropolis


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