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Design for a Dagger Sheath, with Executioner and Head of John the Baptist

Artist:
Heinrich Aldegrever (German, Paderborn ca. 1502–1555/1561 Soest)
Date:
1529
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 5/8 × 1 7/16 in. (16.9 × 3.6 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
56.550.1
Not on view
Horizontal panel with design for a dagger sheath, with a scene at top showing the executioner holding the head of John the Baptist in his left hand while stepping on the body below. Under this scene is a candelabrum with scrolling tendrils and strapwork.
Inscription: Dated and signed with artist's monogram, at upper right: '1529 / AG'
Vendor: C. G. Boerner
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Print in the North," May 06, 1997 - July 13, 1997.

Bartsch VIII.433.234 (copy); New Hollstein 194.234 (copy); Hollstein I.109.234(copy)
Adam von Bartsch Le peintre gravure. 1854-1876, cat. no. VIII.433.234, p. 433.

F. W. H. Hollstein Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts. vols. 1-64, Amsterdam, 1954–2010, cat. no. I.109.234(copy), p. 109.

The New Hollstein German Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts 1400-1700. Amsterdam, 1998, cat. no. 194.234, p. 194.



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