Victory of Samothrace
There have been many debates on the date of this colossal statue found on the island of Samothrace in Greece. It was erected near the sanctuary of the Cabeiri, the protectors of sailors, to commemorate a victory of the fleet of Rhodes. Mounted on the prow of a galley, her right hand open, the goddess announced this victory.
This victory, with its majestic and widespread wings, is more than a mere symbol of military success. This magnificent female body, stretching forwards and whipped by the wind as if she were a figurehead, looms up like an epic creation.
This reproduction was made from a 3D reduction. The sculpture was scanned shortly after its last restoration (2013-2014) so the cast would reflect each modification made by the team of archeologists: bits of plaster were removed, while pieces of marble stone found on the excavation site were carefully assembled to complete the puzzle with new pleats on the drapery and a long feather on the top of the left wing.
Original: Rhodes, Greece – Beginning of the 2nd century B.C, now exhibited at Le Louvre Museum in Paris
Material used: hand patina resin
Video : The molding worshop at Musée du Louvre (in French)
Price: USD 285 / RMB 1,899 / HKD 2,210