Feelin’ a bit artsy fartsy recently and went back through my Louvre pictures. This is L’s favorite piece and one of mine as well.This is the Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called Nike of Samothrace, a marble sculpture of the Greek goddess of Victory, Nike. She stands regally over the Daru staircase in the Louvre. The arms and head were never recovered although the fragments of the right hand are on display at the Louvre (which… I don’t recall seeing haha). Even so, it adds to the mystery and grace that she emanates.
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