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Cast no.11

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Cast no.11


Fragment of an apobates (chariot with runner) relief.
From Athens, west slope of the Akropolis, 1880.
Marble. Ca. 300 BCE.
Athens, Akropolis Museum no. 1326.
H 18 in., W 12 in.
Metropolitan Catalogue: Cast no. 924.

This relief was once on one side of the base for a statue. The subject represented is a competition in the Panathenaic festival, in which a nude competitor with helmet and shield jumped off and on a speeding four-horse chariot driven by a charioteer. The monument of which this relief was a part was probably a votive offering from a victor in this Athenian competition.

Bibliographic Citation


See Loula Kypreou, The Acropolis of Athens and its Museum (Athens, 1972), 45 and 47, no. 1326. Fig. 11.

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