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Nike

Paeonius was a Greek sculptor in late 5th century BC. He was mostly based around Olympia, Greece. On being commissioned to decorate the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, he created this Nike statue. There are further statues seen today in the remains of Olympia, but experts only have few distinguishing features (such as the folds in robes, drapes, etc) to argue the other statues were also by Paeonius or not. Apparently, Nike by Paeonius featured prominently in the design of medals of the 2004 Athens Olympics. The statue is an impressive 3 meters tall. She was erected around 420 BC. Nike is known as the Goddess of Victory and it is interesting that Paeonios mentions his own victory, in an inscription, that reads that he was the “successful competitor in the construction of a decorative piece for the temple's apex pediment.” 

Nike

Paeonius was a Greek sculptor in late 5th century BC. He was mostly based around Olympia, Greece. On being commissioned to decorate the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, he created this Nike statue. There are further statues seen today in the remains of Olympia, but experts only have few distinguishing features (such as the folds in robes, drapes, etc) to argue the other statues were also by Paeonius or not. Apparently, Nike by Paeonius featured prominently in the design of medals of the 2004 Athens Olympics. The statue is an impressive 3 meters tall. She was erected around 420 BC. Nike is known as the Goddess of Victory and it is interesting that Paeonios mentions his own victory, in an inscription, that reads that he was the “successful competitor in the construction of a decorative piece for the temple's apex pediment.” 

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Mar 2017, 00:21
Quite impressive, Ayush, as is your fine image.
It is beautifully shot.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Mar 2017, 02:01
i love your framing against the blue sky smile
I agree with the others, that it's nice to see her without cluttered background!
That faceless feature is more unnerving than the loss of limbs.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 8 Mar 2017, 06:33
She has suffered badly over the years, but you can see how beautiful this would have been (and still is)
What's in a name! Little did he/she know it would mark athletes and wannabes for centuries to come!
  • Maria-Lina
  • Brownsburg Chatham, Qu├ębec, Canada
  • 8 Mar 2017, 12:14
Belle prise avec ce si beau ciel tout bleu derrière! Bonne journée tout en douceur!
This is a faceless statue Ayush.
Given its present condition it could be modern smile
Elle a une drôle d'allure.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Mar 2017, 05:02
This is beautiful, it is amazing what is left after such a long time... Nike-Goddess of Victory... thank you for the education smile
Looks good with the light and a blue background.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Mar 2017, 00:45
I love the fine details of the pleats in the garments. The deterioration of the upper limbs and face lead to the image being quite disturbing.

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