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Lunette grille

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    early 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron

  • Museum number:

    703-1907

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114c, case 15N

Physical description

A wrought iron lunette, with dragons and scolls finished with dragons' heads, designed to fit into a semi-circular opening in a wall or above a door or window.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

early 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron

Dimensions

Height: 110 cm, Width: 256 cm, depth: 10 cm

Descriptive line

Lunette grille, wrought iron, with dragons and scrolls finished with dragons' heads, Germany, early 18th century

Labels and date

LUNETTE
Wrought iron
Germany; around 1700-1750

A lunette grille is designed to fit into a semi-circular opening in a wall or above a door or window. This type of flat embossed decoration, here with dragons and scrolls finished with dragons' heads, is often found in German ironwork.

Museum No. 703-1907 [07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron

Techniques

Forging (metal forming)

Subjects depicted

Dragons; Scrolls (motifs); Dragon's head

Categories

Metalwork; Ironwork; Architectural fittings; Myths & Legends

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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