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Bronze charioteer

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 500 B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H.: 3 1/8 in. (8 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Edith Perry Chapman Fund, 1957
Accession Number:
57.11.11
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
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.
Alexander, Christine. 1958. "Reports of the Departments." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 17(2): p. 50.

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