Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Possible Albrecht Durer Work?

In Posters and Prints > Etchings > Show & Tell.
All items102114 of 107970Help with unknown dining room and coffee tablesNew Haven model #5109 Refridgerator defrost clock
1
Love it
1
Like it

aeonaeon likes this.
michelleamieuxmichelleamieux loves this.
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 4 years ago

Email

grammamaof…
(1 item)

Hello everyone - This is my first visit to this interesting site and I am very excited about the possibility of receiving input on this unusual item!
I purchased it at an estate auction in New England recenlty, and it appears to be an identical likeness of the coat of arms created by Albrecht Durer for Michael Behaim in the 16th century. Comparing it to the original work at the following Morgan Library link http://arttattler.com/archivedurer.html it is identical even in the most minute details. It came in the frame shown, which was carved from a single block of wood. The unusual nature of the work, however, lies in the fact that the likeness was hand-etched onto a substance which resembles glass more than anything else. A confusing characteristic, however, is that this tile-like piece is smaller in dimensions by approximately 30% as compared to the details provided on the Morgan Library link above. A true mystery, and I appreciate any advice or guidance that you folks might be able to offer.
Sincerely and with gratitude
Susi

Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

Comments

  1. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 3 years ago
    This is a great work, thank you, Michelle

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.