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Etruscan Wine Funnel with Strainer in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, June 2018

Etruscan Wine Funnel with Strainer in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, June 2018
Wine Funnel with Strainer (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

Date: 6th century BC

Culture: Etruscan

Category: Metalwork

Medium: copper alloy

Collection: Ancient Art

Dimensions: Overall: 5 1/4 × 4 1/4 × 12 3/4 in. (13.34 × 10.8 × 32.39 cm)

Object Number: 79.70


Ancient wines were not filtered, so strainers were essential kitchen implements. This elegant example Is one of a small group of bronzes produced in the 6th century that combine a colander with a funnel. Here functionality is wed to elegance in such details as the duck’s head handle.

Text from: www.vmfa.museum/piction/6027262-8111630

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