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  • Place of origin:

    Germany (printed)

  • Date:

    1506-1507 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dürer, Albrecht, born 1471 - died 1528 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woodcut on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 143J

Dürer conveys the pattern in this print with white lines on a black background, an unusual technique for woodcuts of this date. This is a late printing from the original woodblock. We can see this from the fact that parts of the black edge around the design are missing. This is where pieces of wood must have broken away from the edge of the block under the pressure of repeated printings.

Physical description

Interlaced cord pattern with oblong shield

Place of Origin

Germany (printed)


1506-1507 (printed)


Dürer, Albrecht, born 1471 - died 1528 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Woodcut on paper


Height: 27.8 cm, Width: 20.9 cm

Descriptive line

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528); Interlaced cord pattern with oblong shield; ca. 1506-07; woodcut

Subjects depicted

Knots (motifs)




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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