Condition: New, Made in Greece. Material: Pure Bronze Height: 26,5 cm - 10,43 inches Width: 16 cm - 6,3 inches Length: 14 cm - 5,51 inches Weight: 1150 g
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. They appear also to be precious gifts for the guests, as in the case of the Phaeakes, who offered a cauldron and tripod to Odysseus. Symbol of wealth and status. Horses were integral to a thriving economy and an essential part of victorious warfare. Figurines have been found in abundance in ancient Greek religious sanctuaries, where they would have been sold to visitors to leave as offerings to the gods.