- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
- Tripod Stand
- Work Type
- Creation Place: Unidentified Region
- Unidentified culture
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- 22.6 cm (8 7/8 in.)
- Technical Details
Chemical Composition: ICP-MS/AAA data from sample, Brass:
Cu, 70.58; Sn, less than 0.25; Pb, 1.78; Zn, 27.48; Fe, 0.05; Ni, 0.01; Ag, 0.08; Sb, less than 0.02; As, less than 0.10; Bi, less than 0.025; Co, less than 0.005; Au, less than 0.01; Cd, 0.017
Technical Observations: The surface is metallic with some brown and green. The tripod stand appears to be a modern fabrication, as there is little evidence indicating antiquity. Modern tool marks from drawing the rods and wires, filing, and soldering are visible on the surfaces. Holes on the top of each leg are irregularly shaped but show turn lines inside. An isolated area on the underside of one of the top wires has pitting and some corrosion products inside, but even these could be modern.
Carol Snow and Nina Vinogradskaya (submitted 2002)
- Dr. Harris Kennedy, Milton, MA (by 1932), gift; to the William Hayes Fogg Art Museum, 1932.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Dr. Harris Kennedy, Class of 1894
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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- This tripod is not ancient. The three legs are circular-sectioned rods, joined at the top with sections of interlocking bent and twisted wire. Slightly more than half way down the legs, they are joined by three circular-sectioned wires that are soldered in place.
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