Winged Victory of Samothrace : rediscovering a masterpiece

La Victoire de Samothrace : redécouvrir un chef-d’oeuvre

Palais Royal , Paris, 75001
Admission: EUR 12 (entry to Louvre Museum, this exhibition is free) 
THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER OPEN - it ended on 15/06/2015
Opening Times
Monday: 0900 - 1800
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 0900 - 2145
Thursday: 0900 - 1800
Friday: 0900 - 2145
Saturday: 0900 - 1800
Sunday: 0900 - 1800
Closed 1st May, 25th December, 1st January.
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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.

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