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Tabernacle door

Tabernacle door

  • Place of origin:

    Aachen (made)

  • Date:

    1520-1525 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron

  • Museum number:

    1000-1893

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114c, case 15N

Physical description

Wrought iron tabernacle door

Place of Origin

Aachen (made)

Date

1520-1525 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron

Dimensions

Height: 74.5 cm, Width: 64.5 cm, Depth: 3 cm

Descriptive line

Ironwork tabernacle door, wrought iron, Aachen, 1500-1525.

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

pl. 67, p. 79
Campbell, Marian. An Introduction to Ironwork. London : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1985. 48 p., ill. ISBN 0112904157

Labels and date

TABERNACLE DOOR
Wrought iron
Germany (Aachen); around 1500-1525

A tabernacle is a secure cupbaord to store the church vessel known as a pyx, which holds the consecrated Host, the wafer used in the Communion service. The design of threaded bars, although apparently simple, is an impressive demonstration of the blacksmith's skill. The door came from the Jacobskirche, Aachen

Museum No. 1000-1893 [07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron

Techniques

Forging (metal forming)

Categories

Metalwork; Architectural fittings; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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