The aquamanile was used as a jug to pour water over the hands of guests. This was a perfect opportunity to show how wealthy the aristocratic host was. Because of this aquamaniles had a remarkable shape.
This aquamanile is a replica of a French original and is shaped like a griffin standing on its legs. His beak has an opening through which water is poured. His back has a hidden opening in which water can be poured.
This aquamanile is completely handmade and no item is identical. It is the result of both archaeological and ceramic expertise and it fits well in the European art style of the 13th to the early 15th century. It is made of clay from the Rhineland. Its height is approx. 19 cm and it has a diameter of approx. 13 cm.
This item is a museum replica.
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