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Appliqué Figure of the Apostle James

ca. 1350
Made in Lower Saxony or Westphalia
North German
Copper alloy, cast and gilt
Overall: 12 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 1 3/4 in. (32.4 x 8.5 x 4.4 cm)
Metalwork-Copper alloy
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
Inscription: S. IACOBVS. APLS
Walter Tarnof, Berlin; Empress Frederick (British, London 1840–1901 Friedrichshof), Kronberg; Princess Margaret of Prussia ; Landgravin of Hesse, Friedrichstal, Germany; Irwin Untermyer, New York (until 1964)
New York. Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture. "Lions, Dragons, and Other Beasts: Aquamanilia of the Middle Ages. Vessels for Church and Table," July 12, 2006–October 15, 2006.

Gómez-Moreno, Carmen. Medieval Art from Private Collections: A Special Exhibition at The Cloisters, October 30, 1968 through January 5, 1969. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1968. no. 104.

Barnet, Peter, and Pete Dandridge, ed. Lions, Dragons, & Other Beasts: Aquamanilia of the Middle Ages, Vessels for Church and Table. New York: Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, 2006. no. 51, p. 188.

Wixom, William D. "Medieval Art." In The Ronald S. Lauder Collection: Selections from the 3rd century BC to the 20th century, Germany, Austria, and France. New York: Neue Galerie, 2011. p. 50.

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