Medieval London

Ginger Bread Mould

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Title

Ginger Bread Mould

Subject

Household Items; Baking Mould

Description

This item, although German in origin, is quite similar to the mould of St. Katherine in size and use. This mould is made from ceramic and coated with a lead glaze. Like the mould of St. Katherine, this would have been used to make a small sweetmeat loaf of marzipan or gingerbread. The image of this mould, however, is quite different from that of St. Katherine. The two lovers depicted are having intercourse and the mould may have been sold for the purpose of creating sweetmeats for weddings. Although their subject matters differ greatly, this mould emphasizes the range of occasions in which sweetmeat moulds were utilized.

Date

1475-1500

Rights

Creative Commons License

Type

Still Image

Files

Gingerbread Mould with Lovers.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Ginger Bread Mould,” Medieval London, accessed July 13, 2020, https://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/397.

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