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Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace | by Tigra K
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Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace

Louvre, 2016. Good news: "in 2014 it was cleaned to give it back the natural white shade of its marble after more than a century of dust and filth rendered it a dirty yellow. They also cleaned the base, designed as a prow of a ship, to restore the veined-grey color and the contrast with the Goddess that was also lost with time." Bad news: they moved the statue to the wall and now you cannot walk around it. And I loved doing just that.

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Taken on April 22, 2016