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Gingerbread Mold with Lovers
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Gingerbread Mold with Lovers


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Very few 15th-century molds made for baking have been preserved. The small shape suggests a specialty product, very likely an inexpensive spiced bread, such as gingerbread. Since the baked goods depicted a couple about to have sex, they were probably intended for the revels associated with peasant weddings or for sale at village fairs.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/30/1977Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • Artful Dining: The Exhibition. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1994.
Provenance Leopold Blumka, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, January 1973, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1973

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Period
ca. 1475-1500 (Renaissance)
Medium
earthenware with lead glaze
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.2329
Measurements
7 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (19 x 11.5 x 4.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Austria (Place of Origin)
  • Germany (Place of Origin)

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