Aquamanile in the Form of a Dwarf Centaur. This aquamanile or water container is one of the few surviving examples to fill two purposes: holding water and providing light. The outstretched hands of the centaur (half man, half horse) would have held two candlesticks. The design of the faucet and its little mythological animal handle is of Syrian origin. German. 1450-1500. In bronze.