Tripods (from the Greek 'tripous', meaning 'three footed') were given in Homer's 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey' as prizes for winning in games or as gifts exchanged between hosts and guests.
Your tripod will be accompanied by a bay and rosemary scented terracotta tealight.
In the Classical period, vases show that they continued to be awarded as prizes for athletic competitions. In Apollo's oracular sanctuary in Delphi, the priestess (called the Pythia) would sit in a tripod and inhale laurel fumes before delivering her prophetic utterances.
In the bowl of this one, you can see two helmeted warriors themselves vying over a tripod.
|dimensions||Height to top of the handles: 17cm. Diameter of the bowl: 10cm|
|material||Bronze. Cast using the lost wax method of antiquity. As they are not mass-produced, there will inevitably be slight variations in patination and colouring. Each piece is, therefore, unique.|
|country of origin||Made in Greece.|
bronze tripod with two handles (small)
- Code: BT-10
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £91.67