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Timeless symbol of Delphi, the Charioteer, is a work of the 5th century BC (480–470 BC) made of bronze, displayed in the last hall of the Museum alongside the fragments of the chariot his drove. The statue was originally mounted in the archaeological site commemorating the victory of the tyrant of Sicily Polyzalos in the Pythian Games. It was destroyed by earthquake in 374 BC and was brought to light during the French excavation in 1896. It formed part of a larger composition that depicted a tethrippon, namely a four-horse chariot, while presumably two boys to the left and right held the reins. It is believed that the work was created by an eminent bronze sculptor of the early 5th century BC who succeeded in rendering with inimitable accuracy the gaze of the imperious victor as well the muscles of his body.

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