Difros Stool Round Legs
The Greek diphros according to ancient Greek literature seems to have served both as a humble stool and as a seat of gods and heroes as represented often on Greek vases and reliefs. Elaborately decorated diphroi were listed among the treasures of the Parthenon, and the famous diphros of Xerxes, captured by the Greeks, and placed there, was described as having feet, or possibly legs, of silver. There were numerous types of diphroi of varying design, but, predominantly, I have chosen the type with turned legs with preference, due to its evolution to perfection of proportion and elegance up to the fifth century BC.
Although surviving examples of wooden legs of such stools exhibit the form and construction methods, i.e. the leg of a wooden stool found by Flinders Petrie in Egypt and now in the Metropolitan Museum, and two legs and various sections of railings found at excavations at Olympia in the mid-20th Century by Dr. Kunze, these relics unfortunately show no remains of decoration to their surfaces, and for this reason, I have adopted certain motifs and methods of ornament that adorned vases and various other surviving artefacts.
A finely decorated stool taken from Poseidon and Apollo. Relief (440-432 BCE) from the east frieze of the Parthenon, Athens, Greece. Inv. 856 Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece
- Product Code: difros no2
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