The Greeks represented concepts such as Peace, Fortune, Vengeance, and Justice as goddesses at a very early date. First attempt at assembly in a courtyard at the Louvre Archives, private coll. Nor is the date of consecration of the Victory of Samothrace, or the naval battle the statue commemorates, known.

The Annunciation circa - Painting on wood H. He was a keen amateur archaeologist, and hoped to find some attractive relics for the imperial museum in Paris.

However, although angels owed part of their role to Greek and Roman representations of Victory, their image was rather different. The Victory is wearing a long chiton , or tunic, of fine cloth, that falls in folds to her feet.