Collection: Athens, Acropolis Museum
Title: Nike?
Context: From Athens, Acropolis
Findspot: Found at Athens, Acropolis
Summary: Lower part of a female figure, perhaps that of Nike or Athena, running to the right
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Free-standing statue
Category: Separated fragments
Style: Late Archaic
Technique: In-the-round
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 500 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.56 m
Scale: Life-size
Region: Attica
Period: Late Archaic

Subject Description: A woman or goddess, perhaps Nike, runs to the right (as indicated by the sharp bend of the knees). She may have belted or otherwise held the sides of her skirt so that her calves are left bare, while drapery falls between her feet. She treads lightly on the plinth below her, with only her toes touching.

Condition: Fragmentary

Condition Description: This piece is comprised of three or more rejoined fragments that constitute most of the statue below the waist (missing the lower left leg and knee), and the plinth to which it was attached (including the front of the left foot). The lower right leg is stained.

Material Description: Island marble (translucent), according to Brouskari

Sources Used: Brouskari 1974, 65, fig. 118

Other Bibliography: Lippold 79, n. 7; Schuchhardt in Langlotz & Schrader 1939, 283 no. 411, pl. 158; Payne 1936, 47, pl. 123.2