Sunday, November 21, 2010

Delphi Museum

The Sphinx of Naxos, given by the people from the Aegean island of Naxos the oracle of Delphi in the sixth century B.C.
A drawing of what it would have looked like in place:

Kleobis and Biton, life-size Archaic Greek statues, or kouroi, representing two human brothers in Greek mythology; these statues are from Argos in the Peleponnese, although they were found at Delphi:

Acanthus column with dancers:

One of the most famous and exquisite bronze statues of antiquity, the life-sized charioteer erected at Delphi in 474 BC, to commemorate the victory of a chariot in the Pythian Games:

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