Pricket Candlestick with Birds, Vines, and Leaves, Champlevé enamel, copper-gilt, German

Pricket Candlestick with Birds, Vines, and Leaves

Date:
1175–1200
Geography:
Made in possibly Hildesheim, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Champlevé enamel, copper-gilt
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 3/8 x 3 15/16 in. (18.8 x 10 cm)
Classification:
Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.183
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
J. Pierpont Morgan (American), London and New York (until 1917)
Monsters, Gargoyles, and Dragons: Animals in the Middle Ages. South Hadley, Mass.: Mount Holyoke College, 1977. no. 14, p. 14.

Gómez-Moreno, Carmen, ed. Medieval Images: A Glimpse into the Symbolism and Reality of the Middle Ages. Katonah: Katonah Museum of Art, 1978. no. 7, pp. 5, 17.

Boardman, Phillip C., Marcia Cohn Growdon, and Francis X. Hartigan, ed. Culture of the Middle Ages: A Festival of the Medieval Arts. Treasures of the Middle Ages. Reno, Nevada: Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, 1978. no. 12.