Definition of aquamanile in English:
A water container or ewer, typically in the form of a mammal or bird, used in medieval times.
- The exact provenance of the aquamanile is difficult to establish, but a liturgic use seems possible.
- Of prime importance in the realm of religious objects are gold and enamel works and aquamaniles made of bronze.
- International discoveries of complete ceramic aquamaniles are rare, because they are delicate and easily damaged.
Late 19th century: from late Latin, from Latin aquaemanalis, literally 'ewer of water'.
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