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Aquamanile in the Form of a Lion

Date:
late 13th century–early 14th century
Geography:
Made in Lower Saxony
Culture:
German
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 7/16 x 10 15/16 x 4 in., 4.028lb. (24 x 27.8 x 10.2 cm, 1827g) Overall PD: 9 1/2 x 4 x 11 7/16 in. (24.2 x 10.1 x 29 cm) Thickness PD: 1/20-3/50 in. (0.12-0.16 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Copper alloy
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.1490
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
Alexander M. Bing, New York (d. 1959) (sold 1934 through Brummer); Irwin Untermyer, New York (until 1964)
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. 13, pp. 114-117.

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. 13, pp. 44-45, 54-56, fig. 3-9, Appears in Table 1 of chapter.

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. 13, pp. 57, 59-63, fig. 4-4, Featured in Table 1 and Table 2 of chapter.



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