Aquamanile in the Form of a Human Head

Date: last quarter 19th century
Culture: German or French, Paris (in fourteenth-century Hildesheim style)
Medium: Bronze; Ternary copper alloy with a very high percentage of zinc (approx. 68% copper, approx. 26% zinc, approx. 4% tin), covered with a thin black lacquer patina; traces of cinnabar have been detected on the interior and exterior of the vessel.
Dimensions: H. 22.1 cm, w. 18.6 cm, l. 18.5 cm, wt. 2514 g.
Classification: Metalwork-Bronze
Credit Line: Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number: 1975.1.1415

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