Arch of Honor

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The Arch of Honor is the artistic summation of Emperor Maximilian I’s ambitions. Combining elements from many of his other commissions, it shows his ancestry, territories, extended kinship, predecessors as emperor, deeds, accomplishments, personal talents, and interests. Among Maximilian’s many ambitious printed projects, the Arch of Honor is the only one that was completed and published during his lifetime. The full visual and textual monument comprises 36 sheets of large folio paper printed from 195 woodblocks

Arch of Honor, Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg), Woodcut

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