Winged Victory of Samothrace with Laurence des Cars

The magic and mystery of Winged Victory of Samothrace continues to enchant viewers, even one-hundred and twenty years after her discovery. While the movement of her body, buoyancy of her drapery and beating of her wings reflect the energy characteristic of the Hellenistic era—in the first half of the 2nd century B.C.E.—the artist and patron remain unknown. Learn more about this sculptural masterpiece with Laurence des Cars, President and CEO of the Musée du Louvre.