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Lion Aquamanile
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Item Details
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Culture
Germany, Lower Saxony, Hildesheim, Gothic period, first half 13th century
Title
Lion Aquamanile
Work Type
Sculpture
Date
1200-1250
Material
bronze: cast, chased, and punched
Measurements
Overall: 26.4 x 29 x 15 cm (10 3/8 x 11 7/16 x 5 7/8 in.)
Description
An aquamanile is a water vessel used for washing hands both at church altars and at the dinner tables of upper-class patrons. They often took the form of fantastic beasts such as dragons and unicorns or animals such as horses, birds, dogs, and lions, like this one.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: MED - Gothic
Department: Medieval Art
Gallery: 106C Medieval Treasury
Provenance: (Hermann Schwartz, Ginsterweg, Germany).
Gift of Mrs. Chester D. Tripp in honor of Chester D. Tripp
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1972.167_full.tif
SSID
24613318

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