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Horizontal Panel with Armor at Center, Flanked by Two Genii

Artist:
Sebald Beham (German, Nuremberg 1500–1550 Frankfurt)
Artist:
Reverse copy after Barthel Beham (German, Nuremberg ca. 1502–1540 Italy)
Date:
1544
Medium:
Engraving; first state of two (Pauli)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 1/4 x 2 1/8 in. (5.8 x 5.4 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.84.22
Not on view
Ornamental frieze with a cuirass at center flanked by two genii or putti. The putti at left is seen from behind and both grab at tendrils growing from the sleeves of the cuirass. Reverse copy after Barthel Beham (Pauli 76).
Signature: HSB [monogram of the artist: S inside H]

Inscription: At lower left: 1544 / HSB
Vendor: S. F. C. Smith
Pauli, 231 i/ii; Bartsch, VIII.214.227
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