American Heritage Dictionary tells us that:
Samothrace: 1. An island of northeast Greece in the northeast Aegean Sea off the coast of European Turkey. The famed Winged Victory of Samothrace, now at the Louvre in Paris, was sculpted c. 200 B.C. and found on the island in 1863.
This famous sculpture is found in 1820 at Greek island of Melos. It is a marble sculpture, dates to around 130 BC, 203 cm high, and its creator is Agesandros, from Antioch on the Meander. The arms are missing, but one may be upholding a apple and the other drooped holding her garment. It is purchased by France and currently sits at Louvre Museum of Paris.
As you can see, the world renowned statues Aphrodite Of Melos and Nike Of Samothrace so happens are armless. The fact of their armlessness must have contributed to the esteem of their beauty and popularity. This is because, the threat and hostility of human animals mostly came from their arms. Thus, the suppression or open display of arms is often a expression of friendliness. We can see this in for example the arms-up posture of surrender, or the arms up in worship, or the sexual attractiveness when a female presses her open-palms agaist the wall as rendering it visible and difficult for hostile movements. We can also see it in the language, where “unarmed” means without weapons. A armless woman, has immense subliminal sexual connotations. In fact, fantasies of amputated women is a mainstay in at least modern SM (sadomasochism) subculture.
I asked her why she wears such a avatar, she said she has a amputee fetish. She expressed that she wanted to or fantasize in being one.Disqus