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Âronze handle decorated with a small horse. Very likely from an Argive workshop. About mid-8th cent. B.C.

Large bronze tripod cauldrons with ornate handles were usual dedications to the major Panhellenic sanctuaries from the Geometric to Classical times. The Homeric poetry mentions the practice of conferring tripods as prizes in competitions honouring gods or deceased.

 
 
 
 
 
     
     
                    
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