BRONZE MINI TRIPOD WITH OWLS. A sacrificial tripod is a three-legged piece of religious furniture used for offerings or other ritual procedures. As a seat or stand, the tripod is the most stable furniture construction for uneven ground, hence its use is universal and ancient.
It is particularly associated with Apollo and the Delphic oracle in ancient Greece, and the word "tripod" comes from the Greek meaning three-footed. Tripods frequently are mentioned by Homer as prizes in athletic games and as complimentary gifts, in later times, highly decorated and bearing inscriptions, they served the same purpose. They also were used as dedicatory offerings to the deities, and in the dramatic contests at the Dionysia the victorious choregus (a wealthy citizen who bore the expense of equipping and training the chorus) received a crown and a tripod.
He would either dedicate the tripod to some deity or set it upon the top of a marble structure erected in the form of a small circular temple in a street in Athens, called the street of tripods, from the large number of memorials of this kind. It was made in Greece, stands 18 cm high and weighs approximately 800 g. All our bronze items, are cast in Greece, using the traditional'lost wax' method. The item "Bronze Mini Tripod With Owls Ancient Greek Art Lost Wax Method -Winner Prize" is in sale since Thursday, October 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Reproduction Antiques".
The seller is "estiaart" and is located in Rafina. This item can be shipped worldwide.