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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-271201

Description

xi, 205 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm. + 1 videodisc (DVD : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.), "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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Aquamaniles
Metal-work, Medieval
Decoration and ornament Animal forms
Kunsthandwerk.
Kirchengerät.
Mittelalter.
Aquamanile.

Originator

Barnet, Peter.
Dandridge, Pete.
Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

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.

Publication

New Haven : Yale University Press

Description

xi, 205 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm. + 1 videodisc (DVD : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.)
"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.

Notes

"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.
"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."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-202) and index.

ISBN

0300116845 (alk. paper)
9780300116847 (alk. paper)

Call Number

Coll. NK8427.B37 2006

Material Type

Catalogs.

Places

Europe
Europe.
New York

Variant Title

Lions, dragons, and other beasts