A DRAGON LANDING IN HILDESHEIM

A 12th-century dragon-shaped aquamanile from Hildesheim

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The museum’s director Michael Brandt was certain that this vessel, used for representative purposes, originally came from Hildesheim. Artistic bronzework had its heyday in the bishopric seat in the 12th century. The Kulturstiftung der Länder (regional arts council), the Ernst von Siemens Kunststiftung and Klosterkammer made the necessary funds available. To mark this new acquisition the Hildesheim Cathedral Museum held a special exhibition and a symposium in 2016. The work Drachenlandung has now been published with the support of Julius Böhler Kunsthandlung.

Claudia Höhl, Gerhard Lutz, Joanna Olchawa (eds)
Drachenlandung. Ein Hildesheimer Drachen-Aquamanile des 12. Jahrhunderts
(A dragon landing. A 12th-century dragon-shaped aquamanile from Hildesheim)
Regensburg 2017