Elephant protome dripstone

    • Provenienza:
      Syracuse, Ospedale Civile, excavation 1968
    • Data:
      3rd century BC
    • Materiali:
    • Dimensioni:
      height 11.5 cm, width 13 cm, length 24.8 cm
    • Collocazione:
      Syracuse, Museo Archeologico Regionale “Paolo Orsi”
    • Inventario:
      inv. 101856
  • Elephant protome dripstone

This is a fairly unusual artefact and one for which no comparisons have been found. The provenance suggests its use as a decorative element on a fountain from one of the residences in the Achradina district, richly decorated with painted plaster, relief stuccowork, marble. The elephant is a subject that refers to relations with Africa.