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This is a statue of a “Winged Victory” that is 7 ft. [2.1 m.] high and is made of Parian marble. It dates to the Classical Period, to about 421 B.C. It was dedicated to Zeus by the Messenians of Naupactos celebrated a victory in the Peloponnesian War.
The Winged Victory is depicted as a winged woman swooping down to land on the pedestal. Note the drapery pressed against her body, almost transparent in places and billowing out behind her.
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