The Charioteer of Mothya Testimonial of the London Olympics
This magnificent Sicilian statue considered one of the finest examples of classical Greek marble scupltures will be displayed at the British Museum in London in honor of the forthcoming 2012 Olympic Games.
The museum is featuring 12 star objects on the theme of winning, including the rarely loaned sculpture discovered on the small island of Mothya just off the West coast of Sicily in 1979.
Dating from the Fifth century BC, the white marble statue about two meters high represents a winning charioteer proudly relishing victory.
The charioteer of Mothya – testimonial of Sicily’s artistic and cultural heritage – is result of a collaborative agreement between the British Museum and the Assessorato dei Beni Culturali e dell’Identità Siciliana.