Diameter: 8.3 x 13.7 cm (3 1/4 x 5 3/8 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Otto Miller 1941.598
Bacchanal motifs of grapes and consumption echo this object’s function as a stand for a wine decanter.
Decanter stands served as coasters for glass wine bottles in order to protect the extremely expensive and fragile linen tablecloths they sat upon. This example contains depictions of large grape vines and youthful figures that evoke the Roman god of wine, Bacchus (or Dionysus in Greek mythology). One of the young boys grasps an empty drinking vessel while the other leans against a panther, the frequent companion of Bacchus.
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