Aquamanile in the form of a rooster, second half of the 13th century. German; lower Saxony. Latten alloy (copper, tin, and zinc); H. 915/16 in. (25.2 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "An aquamanile is a special pitcher for washing the hands.Often made from copper, brass, or bronze - metals easily shaped by medieval artists— these vessels often contained warm water that had been boiled with orange peel, sage, chamomile, marjoram, rosemary, or bay leaves."