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: 26.40 x 29.00 x 15.00 cm (10 3/8 x 11 3/8 x 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.