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Date:
early 16th century
Culture:
Spanish
Medium:
Wrought iron
Dimensions:
Open: 11 x 13 1/8 x 11 1/2 in. (27.9 x 33.3 x 29.2 cm); H. when closed 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Iron
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1957
Accession Number:
57.137.47
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 535
Spanish ironmasters replaced the square-sectioned or twisted iron bar with the slender, rounded iron spindle in the early sixteenth century. Spindles were soon being used for everything from choir screens and window grilles to elegant lecterns for supporting books.
Samuel Yellin ; [ Franz J. Mela , New York, until 1957; sold to MMA ]
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