Wine Funnel with Strainer (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

6th century BC
copper alloy
Overall: 5 1/4 × 4 1/4 × 12 3/4 in. (13.34 × 10.8 × 32.39 cm)
Ancient wines were not filtered, so strainers were essential kitchen implements. This elegant example Is one of a small group of bronzes produced in the 6th century that combine a colander with a funnel. Here functionality is wed to elegance in such details as the duck’s head handle.
Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund
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