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  • Place of origin:

    Soest (Printed)

  • Date:

    1535 (Printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Aldegrever, Heinrich, born 1502 (Printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Purchased from the Lanna Collection

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 2

Physical description

A black and white engraving on paper depicting a design for a dagger sheath. At the top the scrolls of foliage form a ring enclosing a crowned female head.

Place of Origin

Soest (Printed)


1535 (Printed)


Aldegrever, Heinrich, born 1502 (Printmaker)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Dated '1535' and signed with the monogram 'AG' on a tablet in the lower left of the plate.


Height: 14.3 cm Cut to, Width: 2.7 cm Cut to

Descriptive line

Print by Heinrich Aldegrever, design for a dagger sheath ornamented with foliage and above with the bust of a woman wearing a crown, German, 1535

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1928. London: HMSO, 1929
de Jong, M. and de Groot, I., Ornamentprenten in het Rijksprentenkabinet I, 15de & 16de eeuw, ‘s-Gravenhage, 1988, no. 245.2.
Mielke, Ursula., Hollstein’s German, engravings, etchings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700 (Rotterdam: Sound and Vision Publishers, 2004): vol. 3, Heinrich Aldegrever, no.254.
Robert A. Koh, ed. The Illustrated Bartsch, 16. Early German Masters, Jacob Bink, George Pencz and Heinrich Aldegrever. New York: Abaris Books, 1981. No. 254.


Paper; Material


Engraving; Technique

Subjects depicted

Subject; Weaponry; Leaf


Ornament prints; Designs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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