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Aquamanile in the Form of a Horse

Date:
first half 15th century
Geography:
Made in Nuremberg
Culture:
German
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
Overall: 11 5/8 x 10 5/8 x 3 5/8 in., 5.271lb. (29.5 x 27 x 9.2 cm, 2391g) Overall PD: 11 3/4 x 3 13/16 x 11 9/16 in. (29.9 x 9.7 x 29.4 cm) Thickness PD: 7/100-9/100 in. (0.18-0.22 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Copper alloy
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Leo S. Bing, 1952
Accession Number:
52.24.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
Frédéric Spitzer (d. 1890), Paris; Delannoy, Paris (?); Mrs. Leo S. Bing(until 1952)
New York. Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture. "Lions, Dragons, and Other Beasts: Aquamanilia of the Middle Ages. Vessels for Church and Table," July 12, 2006–October 15, 2006.

Alexandre, Arsène. "La Collection de M. Delannoy, Homme du Moyen Âge." La Renaissance de l'Art Français et des Industries de Luxe 7, no. 2 (February 1924). p. 58.

Collection Delannoy. Paris: Maison Jansen, 1924 (?). unnumbered pl.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Recent Accessions." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 10, no. 9 (May 1952). p. 261.

Schrader, J. L. "A Medieval Bestiary." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 44, no. 1 (Summer 1986). p. 30-1, 56.

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. 23, pp. 152-153.

Dandridge, Pete. "Exquisite Objects, Prodigious Technique: Aquamanilia, Vessels of the Middle Ages." 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. 23, pp. 54-56, Appears in Table 1 of chapter.

Mende, Ursula. "Late Gothic Aquamanilia from Nuremberg." 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. 23, p. 27; p. 32, n. 68.

Newman, Richard. "Analysis of Core and Investment Samples from Some 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. 23, pp. 57-59, 62, fig. 4-1, 4-2, Featured in Table 1 of chapter.

Wixom, William D. "Medieval Art." In The Ronald S. Lauder Collection: Selections from the 3rd century BC to the 20th century, Germany, Austria, and France. New York: Neue Galerie, 2011. p. 44.

Mende, Ursula. Die mittelalterlichen Bronzen im Germanischen Nationalmuseum: Bestandskatalog. Nuremberg: Germanisches Nationalmuseum, 2013. pp. 215, 413 n. 14, fig. 255.



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