Bezoar with mounts.
16th c Spanish Renaissance (Northern) Applied Arts
SPANISH RENAISSANCE Anonymous
(1450 - 1575)
Vienna. Kunsthistorisches Museum.
A bezoar is a hard ball of hair or vegetable fiber that can be produced in the stomachs of cud-chewing animals. It was thought to be an antidote against poison and to possess magic properties.
SPANISH | Bezoar with mounts. | c. 1500-1550 | Spanish | Renaissance (Northern)