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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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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


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

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Medium or Technique

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