Ornamented Rod Tripod (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

ca. 490 BC
Etruscan (Vulci)
copper alloy
Overall: 23 1/4 × 17 1/2 × 17 1/2 in. (59.06 × 44.45 × 44.45 cm)
This three-footed stand for a bowl was produced in Vulci, one of the most important Etruscan bronze-working centers. The relief appliqués show a feline attacking a deer on each arch and pairs of figures between the arches (one of which shows the hero Herakles with a woman). Though primarily household objects, tripods were popular dedications to the gods and prizes in athletic contests.
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund
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