|Collection:||Athens, Acropolis Museum|
|Title:||Nike from the Nike Parapet Frieze|
|Context:||From Athens, Acropolis|
|Findspot:||Excavated at Athens, Areopagos (the lower fragment was found on the Northeast slope of the Areopagos [Agora S 1759] and joined to the upper fragment by Harrison).|
|Summary:||Nike, perhaps bringing a gift to Athena?|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 420 BC - ca. 400 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. 0.44 m; W. 0.35 m|
|In Whole:||Nike Parapet Frieze|
Subject Description: Nike, standing in 3/4-view to the left, wears a chiton with shoulder straps, and rests her left hand on her hip. This Nike may have stood in front of the Athena represented by
Form & Style:
Nike's pose recalls the
This figure may have come from position 26 or 28 on the South side of the Parapet.
Condition Description: Two joining fragments comprise the torso, both arms, and thighs of Nike. The surface is slightly scratched, with some adhesions.
Material Description: Pentelic
Associated Building: Athens, Temple of Athena Nike