Monday, June 25, 2012

The Winged Victory of Samothrace - 2nd C. BC

Nov. 12, 1939: 
This photo, belonging to The New York Times and published shortly after the start of the Second World War, ran with this caption: “The Winged Victory of Samothrace, another great achievement of the ancient Greek sculptors, packed for removal in accordance with plans for its protection formulated far in advance of the war.” A 2009 exhibition at the Louvre showed photos documenting how art was relocated for safety during wartime.

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