Antique German Early 16th Century Nuremberg Brass Alms Dish. The Spies of Canaan


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The original antique brass alms dish with the two spies from the land of Canaan. The  raised center with two men - The Spies of Canaan.(Caleb & Joshua = Joshua 2,1 : 22)  transporting a large cluster of grapes and walking to the right. Surrounded by an inscription band with the Gothic German text  ALZ  ICH  WART  GELUK,  a scalloped side and a broad everted rim struck  with cross flowers and leaves. 

Literature:

MESSING -  Hermann P. Lockner . : Fig. 95 & 97 - page 64

Nuremberg Alms Dishes- Klaus Tiedeman Page 50

Scalloped side page 24 fig. 18 d  &  Motifs rim XXII g  & XXV b

 

Germany - Nuremberg.

Circa 1500 – 1550.

 

Diam.: 35,8 cm. (14,1 inches.)
Weight: 1.138 grams.


Reference
B.781
Price
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