The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, is a 2nd-century BC marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory). Since 1884, it has been prominently displayed at the Louvre and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world. H.W. Janson described it as “the greatest masterpiece of Hellenistic sculpture.
The sculptor is thought to be Pythokritos of Rhodes.
Fragment of an ancient Egyptian wall painting showing a woman holding a sistrum (rattle), commonly used in the worship of the goddess Isis. Artist unknown; ca. 1250-1200 BCE (19th Dynasty, New Kingdom). Now in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. Photo credit: Walters Art Museum.