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Dagger Sheath with Standard-Bearer and Horned Satyr with a Bull's Head

Artist:
Heinrich Aldegrever (German, Paderborn ca. 1502–1555/1561 Soest)
Date:
1528
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 7/16 × 1 1/4 in. (16.3 × 3.1 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
56.500.16
Not on view
Design for a dagger sheath with a standard-bearer at top. The frontal standing figure is shown with the head in profile, facing right. In the middle, a candelabrum design with foliate ornament. At bottom, the squatting figure of a satyr with a bull's skull for a head and foliate forms in place of shoulders and feet.
Signature: AG [monogram of the artist: A over G]

Inscription: At upper right: 1528 / AG
Vendor: S. F. C. Smith
The New Hollstein, no. 225; Guilmard, no. 18
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