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Item Details
Public
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Culture
Greek
Title
Nike of Paionios
Image View Description:from front
Image View Type:overall
Work Type
casts (sculpture)
Date
ca. 1890-1900
ca. 420 BCE
2008 (image)
Location
Klarman Hall Atrium, Cornell University
Creation Site:Olympia, Greece (discovery site) (original)
Material
plaster cast (sculpture)
marble sculpture in the round (original)
Description
This is a damaged section of a cast of the Nike of Paionios. Preserved here is a large portion of what remains in the original of the cloak held by and billowing out behind the goddess. The original monument was set up in close proximity to the Temple of Zeus at Olympia by the Messenians and Naupaktians to commemorate the 425 BCE victory over Sparta at Pylos and Sphakteria and was mounted on a tall, triangular pillar. Cornell's cast of the Nike of Paionios was reassembled and conserved in winter 2014/2015. Prior to that time, it survived in a heavily damaged, fragmentary state. This record represents a separately cast section of the cast before it was reassembled from sections and fragments. See ID no. 780 for the head record of the object as conserved. From January until July 2015, the statue was exhibited in the Bartels Gallery, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, as part of an exhibition titled "Cast and Present: Replicating Antiquity in the Museum and the Academy." In February 2016, the work was installed in the Atrium of Klarman Hall, where it will remain on permanent view.
Repository
Cornell University (current)
Olympia, Archaeological Museum (inv. L 49) (original)
Accession Number
Sage no. 155
1801 + (on most pieces, in red pencil)
165
Related Item
Belongs with ID nos. 123, 165, 165a, 165c, 541.
ID Number
CCC_0165b
Source
Photographer:Alexandridis, Annetta
Legacy_Value
195 (H) cm (complete statue)
Bibliography
Georg Treu, ed., Die Bildwerke von Olympia in Stein und Thon. Olympia. Die Ergebnisse der von dem deutschen Reich veranstalteten Ausgrabung, Textband III (Berlin, 1897) 182-194
Tonio Hölscher, “Die Nike der Messenier und Naupaktier in Olympia. Kunst und Geschichte im späten 5 Jahrhundert v. Chr.,” JdI 89 (1974), 70-111
Andrew Stewart, Greek Sculpture (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990), 89-92, figs. 408-411
Rune Frederiksen and R. R. R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum. Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: The Ashmolean Museum, 2011), 98-99, no. B 86a-i
P.P. Caproni and brother, Catalogue of Plaster Reproductions from Antique, Medieval and Modern Sculpture (Boston, MA, 1911), 21
Condition
Prior to conservation: some fragments missing
at least two metal bars protruding
light varnish
Notes
Items in the Cornell Cast Collection are meant for inventory and reference purposes. Metadata may not be complete in all cases.
Rights
The images in the Cornell Collection of Antiquities: Casts are protected by copyright, and the copyright holders are their creators, generally Cornell University Library, Annetta Alexandridis, and Verity Platt. This collection of plaster casts owned by Cornell University was photographed by Cornell University Library, Alexandridis, Platt, and Andreya L. Mihaloew from 2010-2015, with funding from a Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences Grant to Annetta Alexandridis. Cornell is providing access to the materials for research and personal use.  The written permission of any copyright and other rights holders is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use that extends beyond what is authorized by fair use and other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Please contact Annetta Alexandridis and Verity Platt for more information about this collection, or to request permission to use these images.
The images in the Cornell Collection of Antiquities: Casts are protected by copyright, and the copyright holders are their creators, generally Cornell University Library, Annetta Alexandridis, and Verity Platt. This collection of plaster casts owned by Cornell University was photographed by Cornell University Library, Alexandridis, Platt, and Andreya L. Mihaloew from 2010-2015, with funding from a Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences Grant to Annetta Alexandridis. Cornell is providing access to the materials for research and personal use.  The written permission of any copyright and other rights holders is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use that extends beyond what is authorized by fair use and other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. Please contact Annetta Alexandridis and Verity Platt for more information about this collection, or to request permission to use these images.
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File Properties
File Name
CCC_0165b.tif
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