Nikh-Eiphnh

  • Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Nikh-Eiphnh, 1902, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1968.76

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Nikh-Eiphnh (Peace-Victory) is a study for the head of Victory for the General William Tecumseh Sherman monument in New York. Augustus Saint-Gaudens was awarded the commission in 1891 and began work on the sculpture six years later. He first sculpted the head of Victory after Hettie Anderson, a model in New York, but was dissatisfied with the result, which showed too much “personality.” The Museum’s piece is a plaster cast of his second attempt. He preferred this one, but ultimately decided it did not fit with the monument and went back to the first version.

Title
Nikh-Eiphnh
Artists
Date
1902
On View
Dimensions
9 x 5 x 5 in. (22.9 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – head
  • Allegory – other – triumph
Object Number
1968.76
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