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Aquamanile in the Form of a Human Head

Unknown , Northern (?) German

Date:
last quarter 19th century
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
461465:4

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