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Beer tankard

Unknown1600/1700

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

In the early Middle Ages, beer tankards were generally made of pottery, but from 1500 onwards they were often made of tin or bronze. Tin or bronze tankards are very heavy, which makes it more difficult to drink from them. The reason why people nonetheless opted for tin or bronze is that a metal tankard keeps the beer cold and helps to form a good layer of frothy foam. The small beer tankard depicted here was found in the course of dredging work in the river Waal near Nijmegen.

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  • Title: Beer tankard
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1600/1700
  • Location: Nijmegen, Nederland
  • Physical Dimensions: w10.2 x h17.7 cm
  • Datering: 1600-1700 AD
  • Afmetingen: 10,2 x 17,7 cm
  • Type: beer tankard
  • External Link: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
  • Medium: metal ; bronze

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