Male statues

The Moschophoros (Calf-bearer)

One of the earliest dedications on the Acropolis. The bearded man carries a calf for sacrifice. The inscription reads from right to left: Rhombos, son of Palos, dedicated (the statue). Around 570 BC. Marble from Hymettos (statue) and Poros (base) (Acr. 624)

The Rampin rider

The earliest horse rider statue dedicated on the Acropolis, the work of a great artist. He wears an oak wreath, the mark of victory in an equestrian event. The head is a copy of the original donated to the Louvre by G. Rampin. Around 550 BC. Marble from Paros (Acr. 590)

The Persian Horse rider

The horse rider owes his name to his colourful oriental garment, a short chiton and pants (anaxyrides). 520-510 BC. Marble from Paros (Acr. 606)

The Hippalektryon

A young man rides a Hippalektryon, an imaginary animal with the body of a horse and the wings and legs of a rooster. 510-500 BC. Marble from Paros (Acr. 597)

Theseus and Prokroustes

The statue has been interpreted as Theseus fighting against the bandit Prokroustes, whose hand is visible on the hero’s shoulder. Around 520 BC. Marble from Paros (Acr. 145)