GAP-TOOTHED FRECKLE-FACED MASCOT
Gilead's Iliad Madam
I AM "YOUR DAM" UNCLE SIMA (Sami) -- YOUR G.E. MA FROM THE MOHO DISCONTINUITY
'Winged Victory' ('Nike', the "pseudo hermaphrodite bisexual goddess of victory"), of Samothrace, is a celebrated Greek statue found on Aegean island of Samothrace 1863. In contrast to previous standing figures, this is an action pose, giving a sense of motion and wind at sea.
The forward push of her body, with wings and draperies flying in the wind, recalls the Nikes, or goddesses of victory, that adorned the prows of ancient ships.
The statue is dated between 250 and 180 BC, in the late Hellenistic period, following the death of Alexander the Great. Dramatic gestures and decorative detail replaced the quiet dignity and restraint of earlier days. In 1950 excavations on the island of Samothrace, on the site where the statue was discovered in 1863, uncovered the right hand of the figure. It was presented to the Louvre by the Greek government.
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OPEN SESAME--SEESAW ....OUVRE, C'EST AMI !
In the late 1980s, as the expansion of the Louvre museum proceeded, the Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei roused a storm of a different sort with his design for a huge glass pyramid in the Louvre's interior courtyard to cover and illuminate expanded underground spaces and a new entranceway. Inside in long, high-ceilinged galleries--such as the Grande Gallery on the first floor, at 984 feet (300 meters) the longest in the world--are some of the world's best-known works of art. These include Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa', the 'Venus de Milo', and the 'Winged Victory of Samothrace'--from a total collection of approximately 300,000 with selected works displayed in 198 galleries.
The three MAD secretive breasted men--Lisa, Venus, Nike--are BRA-H-MIN MEDE MEDIA MASCOTS, each in its own way symbolic of Alfred E. Neuman (coded name PUG).
Take a second look at the Statue of Liberty.... Male or female--or both?