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The winged Victory of Samothrace is probably one of the most emblematic sculptures at the Louvre if not in the world. This spectacular silhouette is again visible after one year of restoration.
Gift to the Gods after an epic naval battle, the monumental Winged Victory of Samothrace is a winged goddess used as a figurehead which was discovered by Charles Champoiseau in 1863 in the Samothrace island's sanctuary.
The exhibition traces the history of the sculpture arrival at the Louvre and its origins linked to a succession of excavations in the Samothrace island. Old photographs and mould in plaster show the different steps of the restauration, the last one being the 4th.