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Victory on Saint-Gaudens’s equestrian monument
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This is a pure white resin statue just like our other one. However, this one has been spray painted gold. The palm frond in her hand is green.
This statue is adapted from the full-size figure of Victory on Saint-Gaudens’s equestrian monument to the Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman (Grand Army Plaza, Manhattan). This winged allegorical figure is depicted as a triumphant guiding force. Her gown is emblazoned with an eagle, and she wears a crown of laurel and holds a palm frond—both traditional emblems of victory. The pose resembles that of the Hellenistic marble "Nike of Samothrace" (Musée du Louvre, Paris). The principal model for Victory was Hettie Anderson, an African-American woman who was a favored artists’ model in New York during the 1890s.
• White resin painted gold
• Height: 11 ¾ inches
• Weight: 3 lb.10 oz