Nike is the ancient Greek Goddess, personifying victory and strength. Her elegant wings represent beauty, dynamism and triumph. Inspired by the 2nd century BC masterpiece Nike of Samothrace exhibited at the Louvre Museum, Sophia ‘s statue of Nike, goddess of victory is part of Bauhaus – limited edition collection. The two-colour designs are available only on the specific colour combinations shown on these pages. Art is combined with design, eternity with modernity and the magic of timeless myths with the spirit of the 21st century. The collection’s creations are Golden Era messages, silently telling tales of beauty and nobility, power and wisdom, youth and hope, whispering us the wish to -Enjoy Thinking-.
Sophia– Enjoy Thinking – is praising ‘thinking’ as an art form; as an infinite power that may lead you to the finer qualities of yourself and a step closer to who you really are. Past as a timeless source of inspiration is translated today through unique home & fashion accessories that will speak to the heart and intrigue the mind in any part of the world, today and eternally.
The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, is a marble Hellenistic sculpture of Nike (the Greek goddess of victory), that was created about the 2nd century BC. Since 1884, it has been prominently displayed at the Louvre and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world. H.W. Janson described it as ‘the greatest masterpiece of Hellenistic sculpture’.
The context of the Winged Victory of Samothrace, discovered in 1863, is controversial, with proposals ranging from the Battle of Salamis in 306 BC to the Battle of Actium in 31 BC as the event being celebrated. Datings based on stylistic evaluation have been equally variable, ranging across the same three centuries, but perhaps tending to an earlier date. For much of the 20th century, the prevailing theory, based on the works of Hermann Thiersch and Karl Lehmann, considered it a Rhodian monument dedicated following the victories at Side and Myonessos in 190 BC, and suggested that it might have been carved by the Rhodian sculptor Pythocritus.