I thought that this was a perfect example of Vintage, it’s a drinking water tap in the town of Lefkas (Lefkada) in the Greek Islands, The brass part is the head of a snake or serpent, and when you turn the tap on, the water comes out of the snake’s mouth. When we were busy taking photos, a group of Greek men sitting outside a taverna across the street thought we were having trouble turning on the tap, and started giving us instructions, to us it was a fascinating piece of equipment, but to them it’s just a normal everyday thing!
I am sure that the serpent and the lion is some part of Greek mythology, it might be a Chimera, which, according to Wiki:
a fire breathing three-headed monster with one head of lion, one of a snake, and another of a goat, lion claws in front and goat legs behind
Happy water drinking!!
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