Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Roundel with Three Apes Building a Trestle Table, 1480–1500
    German
    Colorless glass, vitreous paint, and silver stain; 10 1/4 x 8 7/8 in. (26 x 22.5 cm)
    The Cloisters Collection, 1990 (1990.119.3)

    Three apes work cooperatively and with great seriousness of purpose as they assemble a table consisting of a wide plank balanced on two trestle legs. The most common form of table in the Middle Ages, it could easily be set up or stored, given the appropriate personnel.

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  • Roundel with Three Apes Building a Trestle Table, 1480–1500
    German
    Colorless glass, vitreous paint, and silver stain; 10 1/4 x 8 7/8 in. (26 x 22.5 cm)
    The Cloisters Collection, 1990 (1990.119.3)

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