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Aquamanile in the Form of Samson and the Lion

Unknown
, Nothern European (?), possibly German

Artist: Unknown , Northern (?) German
Date: ca. 1380–1400
Medium: Bronze; quaternary copper alloy (approx. 78% copper, approx. 10% zinc, approx. 6% tin, approx. 5% lead) with natural patina. Remnants of the iron armature are in the lion’s legs and the figure of Samson.
Dimensions: H. 34.1 cm, w. 14 cm, l. 38 cm, wt. 5332 g.
Classification: Metalwork
Credit Line: Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number: 1975.1.1412

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