Aquamanile in the Form of a Horse


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306

Less dramatic, but more elegant than the flame-tailed lion (1994.244), this aquamanile in the form of a horse is also a product of Nuremberg from around 1400. Interestingly, it entered the Museum's collection as a unicorn and was restored to its original form in 1956. The remains of a hole in the forehead where the horn was attached can still be seen, and a cleft remains in each hoof.

Aquamanile in the Form of a Horse, Copper alloy, German

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