These teacher materials allow students to evaluate works of art in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art in their historical context. Portraiture in particular is explored as a way of eva
Germany, Lower Saxony, Hildesheim, Gothic period, first half 13th century
bronze: cast, chased, and punched, Overall - h:26.40 w:29.00 d:15.00 cm (h:10 3/8 w:11 3/8 d:5 7/8 inches). Gift of Mrs. Chester D. Tripp in honor of Chester D. Tripp 1972.167
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.