Basin with Zodiac Signs and Royal Titles

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453

The bottom of this basin depicts the sun surrounded by all twelve signs on the zodiac and the seven planets of medieval belief. The titles of an unknown noble are arranged around the rim. This basin, with a matching ewer, may have been used for ablutions.

Basin with Zodiac Signs and Royal Titles, Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver and black compound

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