Ewer with Wild Man Finial, late 15th century
Made in Nuremberg, Germany
Silver, silver-gilt, painted and enameled decoration; H: 25 in. x W: 8 1/4 in. (63.5 x 21 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Cloisters Collection, 1953 (53.20.2)
This is one of a pair of silver-gilt ewers with a finial of a wild man, on display in the Boppard room at The Cloisters. Ewers, basins, saltcellars, and other table vessels are prominently displayed in calendar scenes representing the January feast.