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Sophia Vempo

Bronze bust of Sophia Vempo, nicknamed “Singer of Victory” .

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1996 Sculpted by Μarkos Georgilakis.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

This is a brass bust of Sophia Vembo. The head scarf is worn crosswise to emphasize the facial features. The sculpture had been severely damaged and was repaired.

What I can't see

Sophia Vembo was an important figure of the 20th century. She was one of the greatest singers of the interwar era, up to the 1950s. She was rightly nicknamed “Singer of Victory” because she sang the patriotic songs that inspired Greek soldiers during the 1940 Greco-Italian War.


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Antonopoulou Z., (2003), Τα γλυπτά της Αθήνας, Υπαίθρια Γλυπτική 1834-2004 [The sculptures of Athens, Outdoor sculpting 1834-2004], Potamos


Sophia Vempo, (ERT Archive)