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Aquamanile

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North German artisan, Aquamanile, 1200/1250, brass, Museum Purchase: Children's Museum Fund, no known copyright restrictions, 44.1

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Title

Aquamanile

Artist

North German artisan (German)

Date

1200/1250

Medium

brass

Dimensions (H x W x D)

11 in x 11 1/16 in

Collection Area

European Art

Category

Sculpture

Object Type

sculpture

Culture

German

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Children's Museum Fund

Accession Number

44.1

Copyright

no known copyright restrictions

Terms

aquamaniles

brass

sculpture

Location

Belluschi Building

Ayer Wing

2nd Floor

Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery

Description

The name aquamanile derives from the Latin words aqua (water) and manile (hand). Used to store water for washing hands, the vessel was filled through the hinged opening on top of the animal’s head, and the water was poured through its mouth.

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