The Nike untying her sandal is the symbol of the Philhellenism Museum and is the work of the great Greek sculptor Georgios Vroutos (1843-1908), who was inspired by the well-known sculpture of the 5th century BC, restoring the original beauty of the model. The ancient artwork was part of the pectoral of the Temple of Athena Nike or Aptero Nike on the Acropolis and depicts a young winged Nike, dressed in a tunic and robe, leaning slightly forward and lifting one foot to untie her sandal, so that she could enter the sanctuary of Athena unimpeded. The modest figure of Nike placed at the entrance of the Philhellenism Museum takes off her sandal as a sign of respect and recognition of the Philhellenic contribution to Greece.
The Greek creator, Mr. Thanasis Dovas, designed and implemented, in collaboration with the SHP and the Philhellenism Museum, a collectible Press-papier of fine aesthetics, ideal for office decoration. The frame of the design is made of Pentelic marble, thus highlighting the Greekness of the object.
Manufacturer: Thanasis Ntovas
Year of manufacture: 2023