Mar 13, 2014
Monday 31 March 2014 at 7:30 pm
Samothrace and the Winged Victory:
the Vancouver Connection
Professor Hector Williams
UBC Classics, Near East and Religious Studies
This illustrated talk will examine the new stylized version of the Winged Victory of Samothrace recently set up on Thurlow St. in the West End and its relation to the most famous monument of the Sanctuary of the Great Gods of Samothrace. Hector Williams spent a summer excavating in the sanctuary some years ago and will show its importance in many ways--religious, artistic and architectural. In December he visited the modern home of the Winged Victory, the Louvre in Paris, where the statue is now undergoing much needed conservation.
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