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The Silkworm (Ser, Sive Sericus Vermis)

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The Silkworm (Ser, Sive Sericus Vermis)

ca. 1590-1600
16th century
200 x 270 mm (7.9 x 10.6 in.)

Theodor Galle, Dutch (Flemish), (baptized 1571–buried 1633)
After Stradanus (aka aka Johannes Stradanus), Flemish, (1523–1605)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving
Series: from New Discoveries and Inventions (Nova Reperta)
Edition: Engraved by Theodor Galle after Johannes Stradanus; published by Philip Galle. The DAC holds ten plates from the Nova Reperta set of 20.
Bibliography: The set is Hollstein 410–419 (vol. 7, p. 87); Hollstein 129–138 (vol. 4, p. 213); Nagler, Künstler-Lexikon (vol. 17, p. 449); Nagler, Künstler-Lexikon (vol. 19, p. 555).
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1960
Accession Number: 1960.4.5.9

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  • silk (fiber) - Fine continuous protein fiber consisting primarily of fibroin filaments, secreted by silk caterpillars. [March 1993 related term added. March 1992 scope note added. February 1992 descriptor moved.]
  • textiles - Use collectively for items made of textile materials. For the general category of these materials, see . [January 1995 scope note changed; alternate term added. May 1993 related term added. April 1993 scope note changed; lead-in term deleted, was 'textile fabrics'; lead-in term deleted, was 'fabrics, textile'; lead-in term deleted, was 'fabric'. March 1993 descriptor moved.]

  • plate Dimensions: 200 x 270 mm (7.9 x 10.6 in.)

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