Terracotta plaque with Pelops and Hippodamia


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162

Relief with Pelops and Hippodamaia

The hero Pelops won the hand of Hippodamaia after defeating her father, King Oinomaos, in a chariot race, by bribing Myrtilos, the king's charioteer. As shown on 26.60.1, King Oinomaos mounts the chariot driven by his charioteer, Myrtilos, who has fixed the race so that Pelops will win.

Terracotta plaque with Pelops and Hippodamia, Terracotta, Roman

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