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  • Place of origin:

    Germany (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1480-1538 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Altdorfer, Albrecht (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving

  • Credit Line:

    From the Paul Davidsohn Collection.

  • Museum number:

    E.2209-1920

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MURRAY, shelf 1, box A

Physical description

Engraving of a design for a vase. In the centre a mask surmounted by a sphinx-like figure with spread wings holding in its hands a string of pearls. The feet of the case are formed of three winged infants without arms.

Place of Origin

Germany (probably, made)

Date

1480-1538 (made)

Artist/maker

Altdorfer, Albrecht (artist)

Materials and Techniques

engraving

Dimensions

Height: 6.5 in, Width: 4.375 in

Descriptive line

Print of a design for a vase, engraving by Albrecht Altdorfer, Germany, 1480-1538

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1920, London: HMSO, 1922.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Vase; Sphinxes; Mask; Winged figure; Infant

Categories

Prints; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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