A large Contemporary Louvre Plaster Casting of the Greek 'Winged Goddess' Nike
A large contemporary Louvre museum plaster copy of the Greek 'Winged Goddess' Nike, adjusting her sandal, from the Temple of Athena on the Acropolis in Athens. Bearing the official stamped cartouche of the Louvre Museum casting workshops.
Nike was the goddess of speed, strength and victory in Greek mythology. She was believed to grant to humans the strength and speed to be victorious in all their endeavours and was also known as the 'Winged Goddess'.