Hedwig beaker

Hedwig beaker

Hedwig beaker

A very rare type of thick-walled glass beaker with relief-cut decoration of lions, griffins, eagles, and other motifs. Hedwig beakers date from about the 12th century, but their place of manufacture is unknown. They are so called because one of the surviving examples is said to have belonged to Saint Hedwig of Silesia (d. 1243).

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Hedwig beakers