(also known as Victory)
Paeonius - circa 420
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Pausanias' Description of Greece, describes this victory statue:
"The Dorian Messenian who received Naupactus from the Athenians dedicated at Olympia the image of Victory upon the pillar. It is the work of Paeonius of Mende, and was made from the proceeds of enemy spoils, I think from the war with the Arcarnanians and Oeniadae. The Messenians themselves declare that their offering came from their exploit with the Athenians in the island of Sphacteria, and that the name of their enemy was omitted through dread of the Lacedaemonians; for, they say, they are not in the least afraid of Oeniadae and the Acarnanians."

Image from History of Art, by William Henry Goodyear, 1917 (22nd edition)

Owner/Location: Olympia Archaeological Museum  (Greece - Ancient Olympia, Elis)
Dates: circa 420
Artist age:Approximately 20 years old.
Dimensions: Unknown
Medium: Sculpture - marble
Entered by: Member chris_mccormick on 19 July 2003.
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