Bronze Renaissance Bowl

Bronze Renaissance Bowl
Bronze Renaissance Bowl
Bronze Renaissance Bowl detail
Bronze Renaissance Bowl detail
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17197
Building: 
Current Location: 
Kirk Hall
Floor: 
1st
Object Description
Artist: 
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a reproduction of a Renaissance-era bronze oval serving bowl.
Framed: 
No
Length: 
29 inches
Width: 
16 inches
Height: 
13 inches
Description: 

The use of bronze became popular in 15th century Europe as a means to bridge ornament in sculpture with a faster rate of reproduction. Artists employed the lost-wax method where wax models of sculpture would be encased by a mold wherein molten bronze would be poured over the wax model and once set the wax would be melted out, leaving a bronze production of the sculpture. With reusable molds and the availability and durability of bronze, this method allowed artists to reproduce sculpture, and objects like this serving bowl, at a faster rate and higher quantity for a flourishing Europe in the Renaissance era. The floral ornament and elegantly scrolled handles of this functional piece would have achieved the merging of art and life sought during this era.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes