The Charioteer of Delphi (in Greek the 'Eniochos' or 'rein-holder') is one of the best-known bronze statues to survive from Ancient Greece.
The life-size statue of a chariot-driver was found in 1896 at the Sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi and is now in the Delphi Museum. It was commissioned by the tyrant Polyzalos of Gela, Sicily, to commemorate the victory of a chariot team in the Pythian Games, held at the panhellenic oracular sanctuary at Delphi every four years in honour of Apollo, god of prophecy. It was originally part of a larger group of statuary, including the chariot, four (even six) horses and two grooms. The original dates to ca 480-470BC and is cast in bronze, copper, silver, and onyx.
He is cast for us, in Greece, using the traditional 'lost wax' method. As nothing is mass-produced, there will inevitably be slight variations in patination and colouring. Each piece is, therefore, unique. He is mounted on a marble base.
|dimensions etc||Height including his base: 24.5cm Width at his widest point across the front: 15cm Depth (fits inside the dimensions of the base): 12cm The marble base is 12cm x12cm x3cm|
bronze Delphi Charioteer
- Code: BB-10
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £229.17