From the surviving representations, it is obvious that charioteers by themselves were much less important than the chariot group or the horses. This fine bronze—like its famous lifesize counterpart in Delphi—may have been dedicated by the winner of a chariot race.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1958. "Eighty-Eighth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year 1957-58." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 17(2): p. 50.