Apr 13, 2022
Apr 13, 2022

Temple of Athene Nike. Venus Victrix—Wingless Victory

Temple of Athene Nike. Venus Victrix—Wingless Victory

c. 1850s–60s

Dimitrios Constantin

(Greek, 1820–1900)

Albumen print from collodion negative

Image: 28.1 x 38.2 cm (11 1/16 x 15 1/16 in.); Paper: 28.1 x 38.2 cm (11 1/16 x 15 1/16 in.); Mounted: 47 x 61.8 cm (18 1/2 x 24 5/16 in.)

Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2022.17


Did you know?

Dimitrios Constantine, who opened a studio in 1858, was probably the second professional photographer in Greece.


Here we see a monument of ancient Greece through the eyes of a nineteenth-century Greek. This temple on the Acropolis in Athens, completed around 420 BC, was dedicated to the goddesses Athena and Nike, both of whom represented being victorious in war.

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