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Ornament with Owl Mocked by Day Birds

A work made of engraving on buff laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on buff laid paper.


c. 1474


Martin Schongauer
German, c. 1430/50-1491

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On View, Gallery 202


Prints and Drawings


Martin Schongauer


Ornament with Owl Mocked by Day Birds


Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1469–1479


Engraving on buff laid paper


Image/plate: 14.2 × 10.2 cm (5 5/8 × 4 1/16 in.); Sheet: 14.6 × 10.3 cm (5 3/4 × 4 1/16 in.)

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Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

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