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Tankard with the Judgment of Solomon, David with the Head of Goliath, and Daniel in the Lion’s Den

Relief decoration from molds by Frans Trac, German (active Siegburg), active 1559 - 1568
The tall sides of this tankard form—known as a Schnelle, a specialty of Siegburg workshops—are well suited to the application of reliefs based on prints. The Judgment of Solomon in the upper medallion of each vertical decorative panel is based on a woodcut of the same subject in Virgil Solis’s Biblische Figuren, also in this case. This object is also notable as an early acquisition of German stoneware by the Museum....

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