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Gemellion (Hand Basin) with a Knight on Horseback

Date:
ca. 1250–75
Geography:
Made in Limoges, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Copper, wrought and gilt, and champlevé enamel: medium blue, red and white
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. (27 x 3.8 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1947
Accession Number:
47.101.40
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
Marking: (incised on center back) 6 fleurs-de-lis
Arthur Sachs, Cambridge, Mass. (in 1932–1946) ; [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (1946–1947)]
Ostoia, Vera K. The Middle Ages: Treasures from the Cloisters and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1969. no. 63, pp. 138-139, 257.

Taburet-Delahaye, Elisabeth, and Barbara Drake Boehm, ed. L'Oeuvre de Limoges: Emaux limousins du Moyen Age. Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1995. no. 127, p. 368.

Boehm, Barbara Drake, and Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye, ed. Enamels of Limoges, 1100-1350. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996. no. 126, p. 368.

Barnet, Peter. "'Beasts of Every Land and Clime': An Introduction to Medieval Aquamanilia." In Lions, Dragons, & Other Beasts: Aquamanilia of the Middle Ages, Vessels for Church and Table, edited by Peter Barnet, and Pete Dandridge. New York: Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, 2006. no. 47, p. 7, no. 24.

Barnet, Peter, and Pete Dandridge, ed. Lions, Dragons, & Other Beasts: Aquamanilia of the Middle Ages, Vessels for Church and Table. New York: Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, 2006. no. 47, p. 186.



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