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Album, Designs for Knife Handles

This is a Album. It is dated 1583 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is album of engravings on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

It is inscribed

Etched on the left blade, the cipher: CA/ QVI / Cum privilegio summi pontificus Etched on the right blade, the cipher: CA / MORS ET VITA IN MANU LINGUAE

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Album, Designs for Knife Handles; album of engravings on off-white laid paper; Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-350

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