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Altar rail

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (south, made)

  • Date:

    1704 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron, pierced and embossed

  • Museum number:

    793 to B-1904

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114e, case WS []

Physical description

Wrought iron altar rail with round-sectioned scrolled bars joined with collars and flat embossed decoration. The date '1704' is pierced in the floral ornaments.

Place of Origin

Germany (south, made)

Date

1704 (dated)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron, pierced and embossed

Dimensions

Height: 99 cm, Width: 420 cm, Depth: 17 cm

Descriptive line

Altar rail, wrought iron with round-sectioned scrolled bars joined with collars, flat embossed decoration, the date pierced in the floral ornaments, made in South Germany, dated 1704

Labels and date

ALTAR-RAIL
Wrought iron
South Germany; dated 1704

The gates open to give access to the altar in a church. The date '1704' is pierced in the floral ornaments. Stylistically, they are typically southern German, with the round-sectioned scrolled bars joined with collars, contrasted with flat embossed decoration.

Museum No. 792&A, 793&A-1904 [07/1994]

Production Note

The style is typical of South Germany with the round-sectioned scrolled bars joined with collars, contrasted with flat embossed decoration.

Materials

Wrought iron

Techniques

Forging (metal forming); Piercing; Embossing

Subjects depicted

Scrolls (motifs); Floral patterns

Categories

Metalwork; Ironwork; Religion; Christianity; Architectural fittings

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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