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(Greek mythology) winged goddess of victory

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How does it feel to work alongside the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo?
Billed as an unprecedented innovation at a museum, the game consoles launched this week offer 700 recordings on famed works like the Venus de Milo, Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Mona Lisa - only a tiny sliver of the 35,000-odd works displayed in the museum.
453 General Cheirisophos with his coat pin of costly gold is described as follows: "The Nike or Winged Victory of Samothrace clings to his breast like a locust.
The topics include Apollo arrives at Samothrace, the Hall of Choral Dancers and its frieze, a new ceiling for the hieron in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace, the victory of Samothrace and the aftermath of the Battle of Pydna, an inscription on Roman Samothrace, the conservation program in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, and Homer in Florina.
And I mentioned specifically the Aphrodite of Milos and the Victory of Samothrace, two other Greek masterpieces displayed at the Louvre in Paris that I saw last July.
Nearly everything, including the massive Winged Victory of Samothrace, had been shipped to country estates; the Mona Lisa escaped in a humidity-controlled ambulance, swathed in red satin.
Spend an hour sampling the greatest hits of the Louvre, the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus De Milo, just to sound cultured when you return home.
Her gilded sculpture is a winged palm figure, based conceptually on The Winged Victory of Samothrace, and is intended to be evocative of the Biblical Tree of Life.
But first-time visitors should arrive early to beat the crowds as viewing exhibits like the Mona Lisa, Crypt of the Sphinx and the winged Victory of Samothrace statue attracts lots of tourists.
Paulus's piece musically depicts 11 famous pieces of visual art: "The Winged Victory of Samothrace," Grant Wood's "American Gothic," Hieronymus Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights," Diego de Velazquez's "Infanta Margarita," Pablo Picasso's "She-Goat," Marcel Duchamp's "Nude Descending a Staircase," Sandro Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus," Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," Peter Breugel's "The Beggars," Andrew Wyeth's "Christina's World" and Auguste Renoir's "Dance at Bougival.
One can encounter the Venus de Milo, the Discus Thrower, the Mourning Athena, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and reproductions of other well- and not-so-well-known statues of ancient Greece.