The underside of this tripod is decorated with three volute motifs. The tops of each of the legs are decorated with an akrokeramo motif. Inside the tondo itself is the word 'OLYMPIA'.
A bay and rosemary scented pillar candle will accompany your tripod.
Tripods (from the Greek 'tripous', meaning 'three footed') were given in Homer's 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey' as prizes for winning in games or exchanged as gifts 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.
Our collection of bronze tripods in various sizes would be suitable for holding plants or candles or for burning incense. Alternatively, they are free-standing pieces in their own right.
|dimensions etc||Height to top of the handles: 22cm, Diameter of bowl: 14cm|
|country of origin||Made in Greece.|
bronze tripod (small/medium)
- Code: BT-01
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £125.00