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Covered Beaker

Artist:
Hans Greiff (German, active ca. 1470–died 1516 Ingolstadt)
Date:
ca. 1470
Geography:
Made in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Silver, silver gilt, enamel, and cold enamel
Dimensions:
Overall: H: 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1950
Accession Number:
50.7.1a, b
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 16
Marking: Arms: Town of Ingolstadt
From the Rathaus treasury, Ingolstadt; Carl Seeholzer, Ingolstadt (by 1863) ; Baron Carl von Rothschild, Frankfurt (acquired in 19th century) ; Baron Max von Goldschmidt-Rothschild(d. 1940), Frankfurt (by descent) ; Baron Max von Goldschmidt-Rothschild, Frankfurt (by descent) ; Heirs of the late Baron Max von Goldschmidt-Rothschild, Frankfurt ; [ Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York (sold 1950)]
Müller, Theodor. Ingolstadt. Grosse Kunstführer, Vol. 24. Munich: Schnell & Steiner, 1958. pp. 14–15, fig. 5–8.

Husband, Timothy B. The Wild Man: Medieval Myth and Symbolism. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1980. no. 51, pp. 178-180, fig. 120, 121.

Fritz, Johann Michael. Goldschmiedekunst der Gotik in Mitteleuropa. Munich: C. H. Beck, 1982. pp. 274-75, fig. 631.



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