These fragments, displayed at the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, consists of terracotta shards recovered from the ancient Greek site of Delphi. These remnants from a frieze once decorated a theatre, demonstrating the notable architectural prowess of the period. The detailed bas-relief design of the fragments depicts the Labors of Heracles, a common subject in ancient Greek art.

These fragments are estimated to have been produced between the late 4th and early 3rd century B.C., a transitional period from the Classical to the Hellenistic era. The terracotta material indicates that these fragments were likely part of a revetment on the upper region of the theatre's stage building, or 'skene'.

Among the depicted scenes, the eighth labor of Heracles - the capturing of the Mares of Diomedes - is particularly noteworthy. This scene is a testament to the integration of mythology into public architecture, and its role in shaping the cultural narrative of ancient Delphi.

The figures in the frieze are slightly larger than life, reflecting the Hellenistic influence. The high relief carving shows a dynamic depth and movement typical of the era, evident in the deeply defined features, such as Hercules' lion skin cloak.

Archaeological Museum of Delphi
Delphi, Sacred Way