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Aquamanile in the shape of a Lion: M.15-1917

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Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)


Aquamanile in the shape of a Lion


Maker: Unknown (Probably)




Brass.The spout protrudes from the mouth of the lion, and a hinged flap opens on the back of the head. The handle is formed by a strange beast with two short legs and a fish-like tail.


History note: Formerly in the collection of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Legal notes

Given by Charles Fairfax Murray

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.6 cm
Length: 22.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Hildesheim ⪼ Lower Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917-04-14) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


13th Century, Mid-14th Century, Mid#
Circa 1250 CE - 1350 CE

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Brass (alloy)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.15-1917
Primary reference Number: 30632
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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