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Lions, Dragons, Other Beasts: Aquamanilia of the Middle Ages: Vessels for Church and Table (Hardback)

Peter Barnet, Pete Dandridge

Edité par Yale University Press, United States, 2006
ISBN 10: 0300116845 / ISBN 13: 9780300116847
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Titre : Lions, Dragons, Other Beasts: Aquamanilia of...

Éditeur : Yale University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2006

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. This fascinating book explores the history, techniques, and cultural significance of medieval aquamanilia, cast metal objects used to pour water for hand washing in religious and secular contexts. Usually created in appealing animal or human forms, aquamanilia feature two openings, one for filling and the other for pouring. They represent the first emergence of hollow-cast vessels in Western Europe and a significant development in the history of technology. The book presents and catalogues the entire aquamanilia collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first time, as well as selected examples from other collections and other related medieval objects. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780300116847

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Synopsis : This fascinating book explores the history, techniques, and cultural significance of medieval aquamanilia, cast metal objects used to pour water for hand washing in religious and secular contexts. Usually created in appealing animal or human forms, aquamanilia feature two openings, one for filling and the other for pouring. They represent the first emergence of hollow-cast vessels in Western Europe and a significant development in the history of technology. The book presents and catalogues the entire aquamanilia collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first time, as well as selected examples from other collections and other related medieval objects.

Critique: "Nothing is not thought-provoking in the way that scholarship should be... Lions, Dragons and Other Beasts is an exceptionally well researched publication, which will be an invaluable reference to conservators, curators, and art historians studying medieval aquamanilia, metalworking, or bronze production."-Stephanie Seavers, Speculum--A Journal of Medieval Studies -- Stephanie Seavers Speculum--A Journal of Medieval Studies

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