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Lot 0076
**Originally Listed At $475**

Magna Graecia, Apulia, Canosan Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd century BCE. A beautiful mold-made figure of Nike, Goddess of Victory, wrapped in a dramatic robe, with wings projecting backward from the figure. She stands with one hand on her chest, her head covered, leaning back dramatically. Pale pink color is at the neck and interior of the robe. Nike was a popular figure in Canosan art. Comes with custom stand. Size: 2.5" W x 4.25" H (6.4 cm x 10.8 cm); height on stand: 5.25" (13.3 cm)

Canosa, or Canosion as it was known then, was a major center of the ceramics and pottery trade when it was a Greek polis. It produced truly unique pottery, completely different in decoration style (although not in shape) from earlier and neighboring traditions. The clay is buff, with the decoration applied directly to it without the use of slip. The entire body was covered with white slip, with a second ground of pink color applied selectively to the background.

Provenance: private Florida, USA collection

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#124809

Condition

Wings have been repaired with some restoration. Loss to one foot. Nice remaining pink pigment.

Starting Bid

$350

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Ancient Canosan Greek Ceramic Winged Nike

Estimate $800 - $1,200
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