Tankard, Parcel gilt, wrought in extremely high relief, with the scene of the Crossing of the Red Sea

Tankard, about 1690

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Schlaubitz was the foremost silversmith of his age in Gdansk, a major trading port on the Baltic Sea. The tankard is adorned with the biblical scene of Moses crossing the Red Sea, which would have had special significance for a patron in a city dominated by maritime economy.

Details
Title
Tankard
Artist Life
Polish, 1662-1726
Role
Silversmith
Dimension
8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Accession Number
61.25
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Tankard, Parcel gilt, wrought in extremely high relief, with the scene of the Crossing of the Red Sea