The Heiligenkreuz Candlestick by Unknown Artist

Candlestick of pricket type.

Details

Medium:
Brass
Dimensions:
94 cm
Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £1,000)
Acquired in:
1938
Vendor:
Dr K W Bachstitz

12th century Romanesque in style but now thought to be 20th century in date. Has costumes of two figures supporting the pan with spike. Base of stem has three lions paws and animals in between. Origin Vienna (?).

Provenance

Convent of Heiligenkreuz, Lower Austria, bought Stephen von Auspitz circa 1918.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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