“The Third Knot”. Interlaced Roundel with Eight Wreaths and a Scalloped Shield in its Center
Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)
After Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, Vinci 1452–1519 Amboise) (or workshop)
sheet: 10 3/4 x 8 3/8 in. (27.3 x 21.3 cm)
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
George Khuner Collection, Bequest of Marianne Khuner, 1984
Not on view
Embroidery pattern made up out of so-called knot work. The main pattern has a circular shape and is presented in white on a dark ground. The knotted ropes or straps form circular patterns or wreaths, which can be seperated into two main tiers around the central motif which is a blank scalloped shield. On all four corners another, leaf-shaped ornament has been added which sticks out of the circle. The leaves are filled with more knot work in white on the dark ground while swirling straps in black surround them.
George Khuner; Donor: George Khuner
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520–1620," October 20, 2015–January 10, 2016.