German or French, Paris (in fourteenth-century Hildesheim style)
Bronze; Ternary copper alloy with a very high percentage of zinc (approx. 68% copper,
approx. 26% zinc, approx. 4% tin), covered with a thin black lacquer patina; traces of cinnabar have been detected on the interior and exterior of the vessel.
H. 22.1 cm, w. 18.6 cm, l. 18.5 cm, wt. 2514 g.
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Not on view
Baron Albert Freiherr von Oppenheim (1834 – 1912), Cologne, until 1912; J. Pierpont Morgan, New York, 1912 – 13; [Duveen Brothers, New York]. Acquired by Philip Lehman through Duveen, along with No. 1 (1975.1.1410) and No. 3 (1975.1.1412), for $35,000 in
Date: ca. 1380–1400Medium: Bronze; quaternary copper alloy (approx. 78% copper, approx. 10% zinc, approx. 6% tin, approx. 5% lead) with natural patina. Remnants of the iron armature are in the lion’s legs and the figure of Samson.Accession: 1975.1.1412On view in:Gallery 953
Date: ca. 1350Medium: 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 legsAccession: 1975.1.1409On view in:Gallery 953
Date: ca. 1425–50Medium: Bronze; Ternary copper alloy with a very high content of zinc (approx. 74%
copper, approx. 22% zinc, approx. 2% lead) with natural patina, hollow cast.Accession: 1975.1.1413On view in:Gallery 953