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Covered Beaker

ca. 1470
Silver, gilt
Overall (ab): 11 1/2 x diam. 5 1/8 in. (29.2 x diam. 13 cm) vessel (a) only: 7 1/16 x diam. 4 9/16 in. (17.9 x diam. 11.6 cm) Top (b): 4 1/8 x diam. 5 1/8 in. (10.5 x diam. 13 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.615a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
The beaker belonged to the Treasury of the City of Ingolstadt, which was sold in 1813.
J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
Williamson, George Charles. Catalogue of the Collections of Jewels and Precious Works of Art: The Property of J. Pierpont Morgan. Deluxe ed. London: Chiswick Press, 1910. no. 79, pp. 121–22, pl. LIX.

Müller, Theodor. Ingolstadt. Grosse Kunstführer, Vol. 24. Munich: Schnell & Steiner, 1958. p. 19, fig. 11.

Husband, Timothy B., and Jane Hayward, ed. The Secular Spirit: Life and Art at the End of the Middle Ages. New York: Dutton Publishing, 1975. no. 159, pp. 139-140.

Husband, Timothy B. The Wild Man: Medieval Myth and Symbolism. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1980. p. 180, fig. 122.

Norris, Michael. Medieval Art: A Resource for Educators. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2005. pp. 24-25, fig. 18.

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