Medieval Aquamanile, Lion
Medieval Aquamanile, Lion
Medieval Aquamanile, Lion
Medieval Aquamanile, Lion
Medieval Aquamanile, Lion
Medieval Aquamanile, Lion
Medieval Aquamanile, Lion
Medieval Aquamanile, Lion
Medieval Aquamanile, Lion

Medieval Aquamanile, Lion

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Details
Originally a Persian tradition, aquamanilia were first made out of metal, typically copper or bronze, and were used to pour water for hand washing during both religious and secular rituals.  These elaborated vessels, shaped like animals and humans, were clearly a huge part of Medieval society as hundreds of examples survive and are on display in museums around the world. 

When this tradition reached Europe in the twelfth century, lasting till the fifteenth century, many beautiful metal examples were made for high-status houses.  Not to be outdone, more humble households would have one made of pottery, and the potters working at this time would have taken inspiration from the metal examples they had seen.  This is a tradition that we are carrying on with our range of aquamaniles, which are all inspired by examples of metal aquamaniles from the medieval period. 

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'Pre-order' items are made to order, and we will dispatch them as soon as we have handcrafted them for you; this usually takes 90 days, but international orders can take a little longer.

Lion

Lions were a common theme for aquamaniles during the medieval period.  With their broad chest and fierce open mouths, they represent a pride and strength that is still popular today. 

Materials

Terracotta clay with honey glaze

Dimensions

Approx. 200 mm tall, 255 mm long, 115 mm wide

Production

As with all my Museum Quality Replicas, I try to work in a way that is as close as possible  to the methods used by the ancient craftsmen and women who created the original. This pot has been made entirely by hand using natural materials and tools that are replicas of those used by the original maker.


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RETURNS
If you aren't completely satisfied with your Potted History piece, please get in touch to organise a return. Email us at

clare@rothburycreates.co.uk

Then you can send it back at your own cost in an unused condition within 30 days, and we'll refund you for the cost of the item or items returned. If you include your order number with the returned package, that will speed things up. Please leave any original packaging intact.

Our returns address is:
Potted History, Gregory Court, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7SW

PRODUCT VARIATION

Please be aware that due to items being handmade and finished, colour variations will occur during the making process, and each replica will have some differences.  Also, know that the item photographed may not be the one that you receive, and colours can appear differently on different screens.  Please ensure you look at all the images to get a fully formed idea of the item you are ordering as we try to capture the variations within the images we share.  If you prefer a specific colour variation, please contact us before ordering.