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Pan for a candlestick with hole in the center and stem ending in an openwork knop. Hollow cast in one piece and chased. Three dragons with large heads projecting beyond the lip of the pan "climb" the outside, their outstretched legs grabbing the sides and their tails forming an angle at the...

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Provenance

Until 1957, M. H. Drey, Ltd., London; 1957, gift of Mrs. R. Drey to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 12, 1957)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. R. Drey

German or French (Lorraine), Medieval, second half of 12th century

Object Place

Lorraine, Germany or France

Dimensions

7.5 x 7.2 x 6.6 cm (2 15/16 x 2 13/16 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

57.613

Medium or Technique

Latten (83.4% copper, 8.7% zinc, 6.2% tin, 1.7% lead)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork