Aquamanile in the Form of a Horse, ca. 1400
Copper alloy; 13 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 15 in. (not including spigot) (33.6 x 9.5 x 38.1 cm)
Gift of William M. Laffan, 1910 (10.13.4a)
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.