Nike Holding Wreath in Chariot with Horses, Greek Goddess of Victory (Roman Victoria) 13L -
Nike, Greek goddess of victory (Roman goddess Victoria), is here illustrated in a traditional pose from ancient art. This statue of Nike shows her at the helm of her chariot, holding a laurel wreath, and guiding her horses in full stride with silver bridle chains. (PN 6168)
- In this beautiful Nike as Charioteer sculpture, every minute detail from the flowers around her head to the horses muscular bodies has been reproduced with care.
- Statue is made from museum resin, marble finish, excellent details,
- Measures 13 in L x 6.5 in H x 5 in D. Weighs 3.3 lbs.
In Greek and Roman mythology, Nike was known to reward victorious warriors and Olympians with a laurel wreath or by signing their shields. The Orphic Hymn 33 records her importance:
To Nike (Victory), Fumigation from Manna. O powerful Nike, by men desired, with adverse breasts to dreadful fury fired, thee I invoke, whose might alone can quell contending rage and molestation fell. 'Tis thine in battle to confer the crown, the victor's prize, the mark of sweet renown; for thou rulest all things, Nike divine! And glorious strife, and joyful shouts are thine. Come, mighty Goddess, and thy suppliant bless, with sparkling eyes, elated with success; may deeds illustrious thy protection claim, and find, led on by thee, immortal fame.
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