A maplewood 'Doppelkopf', double mazer

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Origin
Germany
Period
First half of the sixteenth century
Material
Maple wood with silver gilded rims
This double mazer is known as a Doppelkopf, which means double goblet. The top was also used as a beaker.
 
It is made from maplewood decorated with several silver gilded rims and is surmounted by a figure of St. George. 
 
Double mazers like this one are very rare. The Historisches Museum Basel has a similar one in its collection- this goblet is known as the "Luther Goblet".
 

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