Dagger Sheath with a Landsknecht

A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1568/70

Artist:

Jacob Binck
German, c.1500-1569

About this artwork

Prints intended to inspire gold-, silver-, and metalsmiths were sometimes produced in the shape of the objects they were meant to decorate. These designs offer foliate details and appropriate figural vignettes for knives and dagger sheaths like the ones seen in the Aldegrever prints above this case. The Landsknecht on this particular sheath does not wear a dagger, only his Katzbalger sword.

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Artist

Jacob Binck

Title

Dagger Sheath with a Landsknecht

Origin

Germany

Date

1563–1575

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

163 x 36 mm (image/plate/sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Morris Woolf

Reference Number

1941.401

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