Nike of Callimachus Marble, circa
490 BCEAcropolis
Museum, Athens.

The original statue was was
created in honor of Callimachus, one of the generals who took part and died in
the Battle of Marathon between Athenians and Persian invaders in 490 BC. 

The reconstruction
was assembled with the original shards in their correct positions, which have
been affixed to a metal column so that any additional fragments that might be
discovered may attached.

In the foreground is a copy showing the best estimate of what
the monument might have looked like when it was intact.


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