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Wall-tie

Wall-tie

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron

  • Museum number:

    1095-1893

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114c, case WS

Physical description

Wrought iron wall-tie

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron

Dimensions

Height: 80 cm, Width: 50 cm, Depth: 8 cm

Descriptive line

Ironwork wall-tie from a building on Hartmann Strasse, Aachen, wrought iron, Germany, 17th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Aachener Museumsvereins. Aachener Kunstblätter. Aachen, 1963. Pl.279, p.164.

Labels and date

WALL-TIE
Wrought iron
Germany; 17th century

Wall-ties are the decorative ends of iron or steel bracing bars running through a building to prevent the walls from sagging out. They can still be seen in use in many European towns. This one is from a building on Hartmann Strasse, Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle). [07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron

Techniques

Forging (metal forming)

Categories

Metalwork; Architectural fittings; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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