Art/ Collection/ Art Object


15th century
South Netherlandish
Copper alloy
Overall: 6 3/4 x 2 3/16 x 3 1/2 in. (17.1 x 5.6 x 8.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
Not on view
Irwin Untermyer, New York (until 1964)
Arts of the Middle Ages: A Loan Exhibition. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1940. no. 275, pp. 78-79.

Gómez-Moreno, Carmen. Medieval Art from Private Collections: A Special Exhibition at The Cloisters, October 30, 1968 through January 5, 1969. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1968. no. 114.

Schrader, J. L. "A Medieval Bestiary." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 44, no. 1 (Summer 1986). p. 41.

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