Winged Victory of Samothrace to be restored
|The Winged Nike of Samothrace dating from 220-185 BC. at the Musée du Louvre, Paris [Credit: AFP]|
Repair work on the headless statue, which dates from between 220 BC and 185 BC, is expected to take over a year to complete, though the work should be back on show in spring 2014.
Previously restored in 1934, this second touch-up entails cleaning up the statue and resolving a number of structural problems that were not addressed the first time, the museum said.
According to the Louvre, over seven million museum-goers visit the statue every year.
Source: AFP [January 21, 2013]
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