A wreath as a prize

Votive relief
Around 460 BC.
Marble. Height 0.61 m. width 0.495 m. From the sanctuary of Athena at Sounion.
National Archaeological Museum Γ 3344

The young man, winner in athletic games, places the metal wreath on his head or prepares to dedicate it to the goddess Athena
as a token of gratitude for his victory.