Ancient Greek Three Leg Table
Made of Greek walnut with three legs joined by stretchers. Design taken
from an Attic hydria, second quarter of the 5th century B.C. in a
private collection in Milan.
A common wood type table was rectangular and stood on three legs. There were two legs at one end, the third being in the centre of the other end.• The Greeks had one set item to be placed upon their tables: food; The ancient Greeks did not use tables as places to set up trinkets or valuables, but merely used them in their most basic purpose.• Tables were low and mostly movable, credences and drinking tables being often three-legged and made of bronze.• Most ancient tables, were made with 3 rather than 4 legs to create a better sense of balance.• These tables could be made of bronze or marble, but 20 typically of wood
- Product Code: Τραπεζάκι Νο2
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