- Marble charioteer from Motya (Sicily)
- Sicilian cities and tyrants
- Loved chariot events – priorities – winning
- Victory was personal and individual, and
- memorialized with statues
- Few could have the glory
- You needed: money, training, noble birth,
- divine favour, self-assertion
- A good artist would use iconography and
- earlier representations to achieve the best vision of excellence he could. His
- name need not be put upon it.
- The statues were highly coloured and
- responded to in ancient time as like real people. Like active players in human
- Athletic victories one of the highest symbols of prestige.
470s – early in the new style
Long chiton, thin, pose aims to show off the body underneath
Veins are rather rudimentary
Head would have had a cap or light helmet
His pose: probably self-sufficient, not in a chariot. He is detailed in all views. Adjusting victory crown or his helmet
- He is youthful, muscly, excellent, has
- aristocratic styled hair – he is a specific person, a champion? A life without other work – he embodies ἀρετη as conceived in early 5th C.
Subject of the monument. Delphi was not.
Why is a Greek statue in Sicily? Perhaps Motya was his hometown.