Original Plaster casting of the “Charioteer of Delphi” from the Louvre
An early 1900’s French plaster casting from the Louvre in Paris. With metal stamp “Musee Du Louvre 0444” A rare plaster bust of the Charioteer of Delphi, circa 1900, on a later, plaster covered wooden base. The Charioteer of Delphi, a life-size Ancient Greek bronze sculpture of a chariot driver, was found in 1896 at the Sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi, and is now in the Delphi Archaeological Museum. He was part of a large votive offering dedicated by the tyrant Polyzalos of Gela in about 470 BC, to commemorate his victory in the chariot races at the Pythian Games in 478 or 474 BC.
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