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Coat of Arms with the Cock

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Coat of Arms with the Cock

Albrecht Dürer

Object Creation Date
circa 1503

Medium & Support
engraving on laid paper

7 3/10 in x 4 ¾ in (18.57 cm x 12.07 cm);7 3/10 in x 4 ¾ in (18.57 cm x 12.07 cm);19 ¼ in x 14 ¼ in (48.89 cm x 36.2 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Label copy
Albrecht Dürer
Germany, 1471–1528
Coat of Arms with a Cock
circa 1503
Museum purchase, 1960/2.34
In this engraving Dürer, a meticulous observer of detail, displays his technical virtuosity in the articulation of different textures, such as the reflection on the metal helmet at the center of the composition, the feathers and features of the rooster atop it, and the vibrancy of the vegetal decorations that coil forth from the center. Below the helmet, a coat of arms tilted on its side displays
a rampant lion.
(Gallery Rotations Fall 2012)

Subject matter
Dürer's great ability to differentiate textures and materials is evident in this work that captures feather, leaves, and metal.

Physical Description
A composition with a heraldic motif: a rooster standing on top of a helmet with visor and throat guard, below which is a sheld or other carving with a rampant lion. Surrounding on either side is vigorous foliage (acanthus leaves).

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
intaglio print

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