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Nike of Samothrace c. 190 B.C. - one of my all time favorite statues.

Has anyone noticed that Nike statues are always headless? of Victory! Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace, Greek statue (marble), century BC (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

Nike of Samothrace - my favorite sculpture of all time - one day I will visit it

The Louvre - It is the Winged Victory of Samothrace. It’s from the second century BCE, and it represents the Greek god of victory, Nike. It was made to commemorate a successful sea battle in Samothrace, and it actually did have a head once upon a time.

Winged Victory of Samothrace, 190 BC Gonzalo Fernandez Antunes     This is my favorite as you walk into a room this is at the top of a set up stairs in the Louvre with windows on the ceiling coming down to shine on this statue, you can’t help but stare.

The Winged Victory of Samothrace ~ The Louvre, Paris, France. She is also named nike. So nike is the god of victory. people thought when they won that is was because of nike. So she was an amazing god in greek.

Shrike perched on a withered branch. 'Broken Ink" technique. ca. 1630-1640. By Miyamoto Musashi (a famous duelist and master of the 2 sword technique). Japan.

Shrike perched on a withered branch. By Miyamoto Musashi (a famous duelist and master of the 2 sword technique).

MUSASHI MIYAMOTO | The Artist

Often it is a warrior like Miyamoto Musashi who is more applicable to the everyday person than a philosopher or monk.