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Mausoleum at Halikarnassos, Charioteer

Charioteer from the chariot frieze. The Mausoleum was decorated with free-standing sculptures and with long friezes, all of which would have been brightly coloured. The two main friezes ran round the high pedestal of the monument and depicted battle scenes.

There were other lesser friezes as well, and this is a slab from one of them, possibly on the inner chamber of the Mausoleum. These smaller friezes depicted chariot races; here the chariot driver’s billowing garment conveys the speed of the race

Location of Original: 

London, British Museum 1037


Purchased by the Fitzwilliam Museum from Brucciani. Transferred to the Museum in 1884


Lippold: Griechische Plastik, 256 (n.5)
Ashmole: Journal of Hellenic Studies LXXI (1951), 18-, pl. XIVb
Lawrence: Classical Sculpture (1928), 264-, pl. 89a
Richter: Sculpture & Sculptors of the Greeks (1950), 273, fig.700
Smith: Catalogue of British Museum Sculpture II (1900), 120
Walston: Catalogue of Casts in the Museum of Classical Archaeology (1889), 73, no. 349

c.350 BCE
School of Skopas, or School of Leochares (?)

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