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Laver


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Description A laver is a vessel used for hand washing in both religious and domestic settings. It was suspended from a hook so that the water could be tipped into a basin below. Many such lavers made of brass can be seen in 15th-century Netherlandish paintings. In sacred contexts, one of the two spouts would be used before the religious service and the other afterwards.
Provenance Dr. and Mrs. William G. Marr, Baltimore; given to Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 1992.
Credit Gift of Dr. and Mrs. William G. Marr in memory of their daughter Mary Washington Marr Newhall, 1992

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1400s (Late Medieval / Renaissance)
Medium
brass
(Metal)
Accession Number
53.157
Measurements
6 7/8 x 13 1/4 x 8 1/8 in. (17.4 x 33.7 x 20.6 cm) with handle extended: 12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm)
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