The original relief, dating to the late 5th century BC, is from the parapet on the little temple of Athena Nike on the Akropolis, and is now in the Akropolis Museum in Athens.
Winged Nike, goddess of victory, is adjusting her sandal.
The goddess was closely associated and often identified with Athena, patron deity of Athens and to whom the nearby Parthenon was dedicated.
The south parapet on this lovely little temple was called the 'Nike Parapet', because its frieze depicted several Nikai similar to this one.
|dimensions etc||Height: 36cm Width at widest point: 20cm Depth at deepest relief: 6cm . There is an strong hanging loop embedded into the back of the relief panel.|
|material||Cast Carrara marble. Mounted on a marble base. The beautiful white marble of Carrara in Tuscany was used for the Pantheon in ancient Rome, and was a favourite of Michelangelo. The sculptures in this collection are created using a process of 'dry casting', so that each sculpture contains over 90% marble.|
|country of origin||Made in the UK.|
|care instructions||The high quality is such that there will be no discoloration - other than natural patination and ageing - should the relief be placed outdoors.|
marble relief of Akropolis Nike
- Code: SA-050
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £62.50