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Aquamanile in the Form of a Gourd with a Human Head

Date:
19th century
Culture:
German
Medium:
Bronze; quaternary copper alloy (62.8% copper, 18.3% lead; 11.9% zinc, 7% tin); with a thin layer of dark patina.
Dimensions:
H. 19.5 cm.
Classification:
Metalwork-Bronze
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.1414
Not on view
Signature: Inscribed on the face of the vessel: DEVS ET LVMEN (God
and light) and the date MDCXIV.
Robert Lehman, New York
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