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Spout

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Copper and wrought iron

  • Museum number:

    1208-1872

  • Gallery location:

    Architecture, Room 128, case WE, shelf EXP

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Copper and wrought iron

Descriptive line

Copper and iron water spout in the form of a dragon's head with wings, Germany, 17th century.

Labels and date

PAIR OF GUTTER SPOUTS
Wrought iron
Germany; 18th century

Elaborate gutter spouts in the form of mythical beasts were common in Germany in the 17th century. Splendidly gilded examples can still be seen in situ on the Schloss in Hildesheim, and it is likely that these too were originally painted and gilded. see also the spout in the form of a devil.

Museum Nos 1208, 1209-1872 [07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron; Copper

Techniques

Forging (metal forming)

Subjects depicted

Crowns (headdresses); Dragons

Categories

Metalwork; Ironwork; Architectural fittings; Myths & Legends

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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