Rare 14th Century Bronze Aquamanile For Sale
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Rare 14th Century Bronze Aquamanile

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Aquamanile is a ewer or jug-type vessel in the form of one or more animal or human figures. It usually contains water for the washing of hands (aqua + manos) over a basin, by the liturgy or in everyday life. It can be made of copper alloy, ceramic or precious metals, with zoomorphic or anthropomorphic representations. This one represents a man with a carefully cut beard. Upper flap missing. Pieces similar to this one at the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London the Metropolitain Museum in New York , Bargello Museum in Florence. Documentation in photo of similar piece at the the V&A Museum of London and Aquamanile (ewer) depicting Aristotle and Philis. Germany, late 14th century. Bronze. The State Hermitage Museum. Saint Petersburg. Russia.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    Late 14th Century
  • Period
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    H 8.47 in. x Dm 4.14 in.H 21.5 cm x Dm 10.5 cm
  • Diameter
    4.14 in. (10.5 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number
    LU1771214009742
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