Print, The Third Knot (Interlace Pattern with White Medallion), ca. 1506-7
This is a Print. It was print maker: Albrecht Dürer. It is dated ca. 1506-7 and we acquired it in 1944. Its medium is woodcut on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
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.
It is credited
Museum purchase through gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
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Its dimensions are
27.4 x 21.2 cm (10 13/16 x 8 3/8 in.) Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.)
It has the following markings
Watermark: Cardinal's hat, Meder 44.
Cite this object as
Print, The Third Knot (Interlace Pattern with White Medallion), ca. 1506-7; Print Maker: Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528); Germany; woodcut on off-white laid paper; 27.4 x 21.2 cm (10 13/16 x 8 3/8 in.) Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1944-37-1-b
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.