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Maker(s):Dürer, Albrecht
Culture:German (1471-1528)
Title:Melencolia I
Date Made:1514
Type:Print
Materials:Engraving
Place Made:Germany; Nuremberg
Measurements:Mat: 19 in x 14 in; 48.26 cm x 35.56 cm; Sheet: 9 3/8 in x 7 5/16 in; 23.8125 cm x 18.57375 cm; Image: 9 1/4 in x 7 3/16 in; 23.495 cm x 18.25625 cm
Narrative Inscription:  MONOGRAM/DATE: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within image): 1514 / AD ; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. l. (printed, within image): MELENCOLIA I ; INSCRIPTION: verso, lwr. ctr. (pencil): T 2[?]
Accession Number:  MH 1974.L1.4
Credit Line:Lent by Priscilla Joyce Engle
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Description:
Seated angel leaning head on hand. Dog lying at her feet. Cherub seated on mill stone. Magic square, bat, carpentry tools, geometry, sphere, melancholy, bell, scales.

Tags:
allegory

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