Greek Tripod Cauldron

Culture: Greek
Period: 2nd half of 5th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 18.3 cm x 25.4 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 2155
Provenance: Collection Enderlin Switzerland, thence collection Dr. Linn in the 1990s. Lastly, collection Wolfgang Zoepnek, Dassendorf, Germany. Acquired on 11 October 2012 at the Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter. Comes with invoice and certificate of the gallery Antiken-Kabinett.
Condition: Except for some age-related dents intact.
Description: Cast and embossed bronze caldron, consisting of a semi-circular vessel body. The shoulder horizontally bent, the rim outward folded. The vessel stands on three feet in form of lion paws. The feet are connected by a ring and mounted on the vessel body which is notched at the outside. On the shoulder two strong bronze rings, hanging on a riveted eyelet. Tripods like this one were luxury goods during ancient times and were not uncommonly used as a method of payment, or presented as a prize after competitions. Accompanied by a statement of the Art Loss Register!