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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)
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.

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



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