A Time of Gifts 2019

A bay and rosemary tealight (included with your tripod) fits perfectly into the bowl. And its feet are very sweet!

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.

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.

replica ancient Greek bronze tripod available from It's All Greek London and online.

information
dimensions Height to top of the handles: 11cm Diameter of bowl: 7cm
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.

baby bronze tripod

  • Code: BT-04
  • Status: In Stock
  • £50.00

  • excl tax: £41.67

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Tags: bronze, replica, ancient, Greek, tripod, symbol, hospitality, Apollo, Dionysos, Pythia, Delphi, Homer