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Greek Goddess of Victory, Nike

Greek Goddess of Victory, Nike by Mahealani Palepale. Wing Victory of Samothrace, also identified as the Goddess of Victory, Nike, was discovered by Charles Champoiseau in 1863 on a small island of Samothrace. This immaculate sculpture stands at 3.28m (11 feet) and is erected of Parian marble for the figurine and Gray Lartos marble for the base in which she stands on the bow of a vessel.

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An ancient Greek red-figured hydria (water-jar) showing the just-decapitated Medusa, Perseus and the goddess Athena; Perseus wears the winged hat and talaria and carries the Gorgon's head; Athena carries a spear and wears a snake-fringed aegis and helmet. (British Museum)

Amy Judd is a London based artist who has been represented by Hicks Gallery Wimbledon for the last 10 years. In recent years Amy’s work draws inspiration from the enchanting and imaginative relationship between women and animals (specifically birds) found in traditional mythologies and stories from around the world.

Headless statue of Athena of a Vescovali-Arezzo Type (modelled on a bronze prototype of the 4th century BC, from the portico of the pecile…