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Home     Late Medieval pewter sitting lion
Late Medieval pewter sitting lion

Late Medieval pewter sitting lion



Late Medieval pewter sitting lion

Period: early 16th century

Pewter sitting lion from the lid of a Dutch salt cellar (see last image for an example).
Beautiful style, very finely detailed.

Reference: Decorative Art Middle Ages and Renaissance, issued by Boymans - van Beuningen Museum Rotterdam (page 269)

Height: 3,7 cm

Article code: 13-6103

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Salt cellars in silver or pewter were important vessels on the medieval dining table. Even a person's placement at the dinner table was indicative of his/her social status (above or below the salt). Often they were elaborately decorated and inscribed. Salt was an expensive preservative and condiment and was used much more than it is today.

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