The Louvre has a new multimedia feature on its website to accompany one of its most famous Greek Hellenistic sculptures, the Winged Victory of Samothrace. The sculpture is positioned at the top of the museum's grand staircase. Its commanding presence stops me in my tracks every time I visit the museum. I also expect to see Audrey Hepburn from the scene in Funny Face glide past me in that red dress.
A peerless masterpiece of Greek sculpture, the Winged Victory of Samothrace standing on the prow of a ship overlooked the sanctuary of the Great Gods on the island of Samothrace. The monument was probably a votive offering dedicated in commemoration of a naval victory.