Nike Winged Victory of Samothrace Statue

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Paul Ringstrom
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Nike Winged Victory of Samothrace Statue

Post by Paul Ringstrom »

If you have ever wanted a large one of these for your home or garden, but all you could find is those puny 12"H or 16"H, here is one that is 25.5W x 20D x 40.5H in.


http://www.hayneedle.com/product/design ... MgodZEoA7w
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Tom
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Post by Tom »

They discount it because of the missing head.

DRN
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Post by DRN »

A nifty hood ornament for that special someone who drives a Hummer.

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Post by SDR »

Sounds like the Spirit of Ecstasy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_of_Ecstasy


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Post by DRN »

I've always seen in my mind's eye a similarity between Winged Victory and Spirit of Ecstacy...I found the perfection and grace of Ecstacy appropriate to a Rolls, and "took the leap" of seeing the rough and tumble patina of Winged Victory as befitting the bull in a china shop that is the Hummer.

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Post by SDR »

Right. The "wings" of the Spirit are really the billowing fabric of her garment, I guess; in many views they look more like the wings of some lowly insect -- a moth, or blowfly, or something.

I hadn't been aware that the single surviving wing of the Victory was mirrored -- a good move for display, though probably troubling to some purists ?

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Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

I'm partial to the swan that graced the Packard. So appropriate, a lovely bird on the hood of a car that looked like an inverted bath tub.

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Post by lang »

Art grade resin, what an elegant way of saying, "plastic".

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