Collection: Athens, Acropolis Museum
Title: Acropolis Chariot Relief
Context: From Athens, Acropolis
Findspot: Found at Athens, Acropolis
Summary: Four-horse chariot
Object Function: Votive?
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Stele (?), relief-decorated
Category: Separated fragments
Style: Early Archaic
Technique: High relief
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 570 BC
Scale: Under life-size
Region: Attica
Period: Early Archaic

Subject Description: The chariot was shown in a frontal view, emerging from a red (?) background, with the heads of two horses turned out and two turned in. The chariot and charioteer were probably sculpted in low relief and/or painted on the background. Brouskari suggests that a head in the Acropolis Museum (Athens, Acropolis 637) belonged to this charioteer.

Condition: Fragmentary

Condition Description: The horses are fragmentary; the mane seems to have been painted green.

Sources Used: Brouskari 1974, 45, fig. 79

Other Bibliography: Langlotz & Schuchhardt 1943, nos. 49-50; Schuchhardt in Langlotz & Schrader 1939, no. 418, figs. 340-45, pls. 171-72; Payne 1936, 51, pl. 16