With Bonna D. Wescoat
The Institute of Fine Arts at NYU | 1 E 78th St.
Bonna D. Wescoat
Director of Excavations at Samothrace
From the Vantage of the Victory: New Research on the Nike Monument in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6:00 PM
The Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street
New York City
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About the lecture:
Stunning personification of triumph and icon of world art, the great Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace took pride of place at the highest point in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods. While the brilliance of the statue, which now graces the Daru Staircase in the Louvre, remains uncontested, many key aspects of this world icon remain an enigma. To mark the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the Winged Victory and in conjunction with the Musée du Louvre’s program to conserve the statue, the American team renewed investigation of the Nike and her precinct in the Sanctuary. In From the Vantage of the Victory: New Research on the Nike Monument in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Bonna D. Wescoat, Director of Excavations, will share the exciting new results of research on the design, setting, and history of this extraordinary monument.
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