Lions, Dragons, And Other Beasts : Aquamanilia of the Middle Agesvessels for Church And Table (Hardcover)

Author: Barnet, Peter

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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.

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Publisher Yale University Press
Mfg Part# 9780300116847
SKU 202168817
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0300116845
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0205
Publisher Yale University Press
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