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Lions, dragons, & other beasts :aquamanilia of the Middle Ages, vessels for church and table /edited by Peter Barnet, Pete Dandridge.

Collection Type
Books
Variant Title
Lions, dragons, and other beasts
Originator
Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture.
Barnet, Peter.
Dandridge, Pete.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publication
New Haven : Yale University Press
Contents
Beasts of every land and clime : an introduction to medieval aquamanilia / Peter Barnet -- A technical history of medieval aquamanilia / Pete Dandridge -- Nuremberg as a center of aquamanilia production / Ursula Mende -- Catalogue : aquamanilia from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other collections / Peter Barnet and Pete Dandridge -- Checklist : exhibited works associated with aquamanilia / Leslie Bussis Tait -- Introduction to DVD insert, video recreation of the casting of a lion aquamanile.
Date
c2006.
Description
"This book explores the history, techniques, and cultural significance of medieval aquamanilia, cast metal objects used to pour liquids in both religious and secular rituals. Often 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."--Jacket.
xi, 205 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm. + 1 videodisc (DVD : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.)
Notes
"Published for The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, New York, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York."
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Lions, dragons, and other beasts: aquamanilia of the Middle Ages, vessels for church and table, held at The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture from July 12 through October 15, 2006"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-202) and index.
ISBN
0300116845 (alk. paper)
9780300116847 (alk. paper)
GUSN
271201
Call Number
Coll. NK8427.B37 2006
Descriptive terms
Aquamanile.
Aquamaniles
Decoration and ornament Animal forms
Kirchengerät.
Kunsthandwerk.
Metal-work, Medieval
Mittelalter.
Material Type
Catalogs.
Places
Europe
Europe.
New York

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