AelopileReplica Size: H 23.5 cm
Synthetical resin, bronzed
The figure was filled with water and on hot coals to blow steam through its nose and mouth. Evident in the Antique, these squatting figurines were used either as household fire-blowers or simply for experiments with steam.
Upper Italy, 1st half 12th century, Kunstkammer Vienna
Original: bronze; h: 23.5 cm
Replica: synthetical resin, bronced; h 23.5 cm
Miniature Replica: aeruginous white metal; h 5.7 cm