Lions, Dragons, and Other Beasts

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Defined as zoomorphic or anthropomorphic vessels used to pour water during hand washing, aquamanilia were the first hollow-cast vessels created in medieval Europe, mainly in Germanic-speaking regions. This volume introduces the form and function of these objects and the techniques and materials (usually copper alloy) used in their manufacture, then presents detailed descriptions and photographs of 30 examples, including cockerels, knights on horseback, griffins and, from a popular medieval story, Aristotle and Phyllis.

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Lions, Dragons, and Other Beasts

Lions, Dragons, and Other Beasts

Hardback256pp Illustrated277x240mm

9780300116847     Product Code: 224839

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Defined as zoomorphic or anthropomorphic vessels used to pour water during hand washing, aquamanilia were the first hollow-cast vessels created in medieval Europe, mainly in Germanic-speaking regions. This volume introduces the form and function of these objects and the techniques and materials (usually copper alloy) used in their manufacture, then presents detailed descriptions and photographs of 30 examples, including cockerels, knights on horseback, griffins and, from a popular medieval story, Aristotle and Phyllis.

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