Washbasin from the Pädagogium

Clay, glazed, Rostock, archaeological find, 2nd half of the 16th century

People use clay, tin or bronze receptacles of this kind to wash their hands for meals. This wash basin comes from the Pädagogium at the University of Rostock; besides numerous other finds, it is a significant testimony to contemporary student culture. Located on Badstüberstrasse, the university has maintained this facility since 1428, tasked with teaching basic academic knowledge to aspiring students, especially Latin. The street is named after the institute in 1493, first mentioned in records as 'In vico versus paedagium'. The Pädagogium flourishes during the second half of the 16th century.

Text: S. St.

The exhibit refers to:

Mecklenburg until 1945

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Kulturhistorisches Museum Rostock

Kulturhistorisches Museum Rostock

Kloster zum Heiligen Kreuz
Klosterhof 7
18055 Rostock