|Collection:||Athens, Acropolis Museum|
|Context:||From Athens, Acropolis|
|Findspot:||Found at Athens, Acropolis (found in 1888 between the museum and the South wall of the Acropolis)|
|Summary:||Torso of Nike|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 480 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. 0.76 m|
Subject Description: A winged Nike flies to the left (as indicated by her sharply bent right leg). She wears a peplos fastened at the shoulders, over a chiton. Her hair, arranged in horizontal bands, falls below her shoulders and between her wings.
Form & Style: The shoulder pins would have been added in metal. The flat style suggests that the work served as an architectural embellishment, probably as an akroterion, perhaps on the
Condition Description: This piece is comprised of three of more rejoined fragments constituting the torso, upper legs, and upper arms of a female figure. A portion of the wings, with remaining paint, is found on the back.
Material Description: Island (Parian?) marble, according to Brouskari
Associated Building: Athens, Old Temple of Athena