S29.1 NIKE OF BRESCIA
|Museum Collection||Santa Giulia Museum, Brescia|
|Title||Nike of Brescia or Vittoria Alata|
|Material||Bronze with traces of gilding|
|Context||Found in the temple of Vespasian in Brescia|
|Original / Copy||Roman original derived from Greek statue style C4th B.C.|
The winged goddess Nike (Roman Victoria) stands with arms outstretched holding a shield (missing). The statue was originally a Venus type Capua but a pair of wings were added to convert her into a Nike when she was gifted to the town of Brixia by Rome.