From 480 to 450 BC, Greek sculptors created lifelike statues engaged in an activity versus a stoic pose. One of the best examples of this short-lived Severe style is the Charioteer of Delphi. The 5’ 11” bronze artwork captures the moment when the victor of the chariot race receives the crowd’s adulation. The reins he is clutching were originally connected to four horses in front of his chariot. This 470 BC statue is so important that it is displayed in a dedicated room in the Delphi Archaeological Museum.