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#771: Winged Victory of Samothrace

Photo 771: Winged Victory of Samothrace - Louvre Museum, Paris

Photo Details

Photo ID
771
Date
2008-07-21
Location
Louvre Museum, Paris
Description
Crowds gather at the base of the famous Winged Victory of Samothrace (c 200 BC), a statue found in a sanctuary on the Greek island of Samothrace in 1863. Created to celebrate a great naval victory, the monument would have originally stood next to a reflecting pool that may have been illuminated with flickering lamps by night. It now occupies a prominent location overlooking the Escalier Daru in the Louvre Museum, Paris.
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Resolution
2592 x 3888 px
File Size
5.95 MB
ISO
800
Geotag
48.860868° N, 2.336655° E
Date Digitized
July 21, 2008
Date Uploaded
November 11, 2009
Credit
Holly Hayes