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Print, The Third Knot (Interlace Pattern with White Medallion)

This is a Print. It was print maker: Albrecht Dürer. 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.

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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.

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