Basin with handle decorated with nymph figurines and medallion cast after a Dürer engraving, "The Sea Monster"
Late 16th century
Artist: Giuseppe de Levis (active 1577–1605)
Bronze, cast, natural brown patina
Latin inscription: "JOSEH DE LEVIS VER. F." (Giuseppe de Levis, Verona, Facit)
H: 13 (without handle); Diam: 20.5 cm
The Stieglitz Collection was donated to the Museum with the contribution of Erica and Ludwig Jesselson, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B86.0232
The medallion fixed at the inside base of the basin is cast after the engraving by Dürer, "The Sea Monster", ca. 1480-1500.
From the Israel Museum publications:
Benjamin, Chaya, The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987, English / Hebrew
The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 30/11/1987 - 21/04/1987
Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir