Turret Laver


Not on view

Although this object is frequently called an aquamanile, it does not satisfy the definition: true aquamanilia are handheld and generally provided with a handle for that purpose. This vessel was designed to stand on a shelf with a basin below. The small heads surrounding the tower mimic the gargoyles of monumental architecture, which were designed to manage rainwater.

Turret Laver, Bronze, German

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