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Aquamanile in the Form of a Knight on Horseback

Date:
ca. 1350
Culture:
German, Lower Saxony (?)
Medium:
Bronze; Quaternary copper alloy with a high content of zinc (approx. 73% copper, approx. 15% zinc, approx. 7% lead, approx. 3% tin) with natural patina, hollow cast; remnants of the clay core and iron armature in the legs
Dimensions:
H. 45.2 cm, w. 12.7 cm, l. 38 cm, wt. 5016 g.
Classification:
Metalwork-Bronze
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.1409
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 953
Baron Albert Freiherr von Oppenheim (1834 – 1912), Cologne, by 1899, until 1912; J. Pierpont Morgan, New York, 1912 – 13; [Duveen Brothers, New York]. Acquired by Philip Lehman through Duveen for $16,000 in 1919.
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