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ID number:  BIRBI-49.7
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  German
Title / Object name:  Aquamanile in the form of a knight on horseback
Object type:  Art object
Culture:  German
Date made:  13th century
Materials:  Bronze
Measurements:  31.7 x 29 cm
Provenance:  Count Wilczek, Burg Kreuzenstein, near Vienna; Dr Philip Nelson, Liverpool, who is known to have been collecting in the 1930s and 1940s; purchased from F.A. Drey, London, February 1949, for £1,000

Probably from Hildesheim. Used in the rinsing of hands at a table.

Notes:  Bibliography: O. von Falke and E. Meyer, 'Romanische Leuchter [...] Bronzegerate des Mittelalters', I, 1935, p. 46, no. 296.

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