Print, The Third Knot (Interlace Pattern with White Medallion)
The intended purpose of this enigmatic interlaced design, one of six similar motifs produced by Albrecht Dürer after designs by Leonardo da Vinci, is unknown. It may have served as a pattern for embroidery or textiles, or as a demonstration of the artist’s craftsmanship.
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Cite this object as
Print, The Third Knot (Interlace Pattern with White Medallion); Print Maker: Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528); Germany; woodcut on off-white laid paper; 1944-37-1-b
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.