Friday, September 14, 2007

A Carolingian Bucket!


It's at the Met-

Situla (Bucket for Holy Water), ca. 860–880
Carolingian; From the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Crannenburg, Germany, possibly made in Reims, northern France
Ivory with copper alloy gilt mounts and inlays; 8 1/2 x 5 1/8 in. (21.6 x 13 cm)
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.45)

Now the question is, is that walrus ivory? How sad for a walrus to give his life for a bukkit! :-(

(Really now, I just thought this was way cool...)

1 comment:

Anne-Marie said...

That is way cool! It must not be on display right now, or I surely would have seen it.. I tried to seek out all the early medieval stuff. Hmm.

I feel like somebody misses me.