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The Arms of Stabius

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The Arms of Stabius

16th century
16th century

School of Albrecht Dürer, German, (1471–1528)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Woodcut
Edition: There are two Stabius coats of arms of which this is the earlier. Meder attributes this one (Bartsch 165) to the Dürer school work (Springinklee os Wolf Traut). The drawing for the other is in the British Museum, and the wood blocks for both are in the Albertina. This block was cut from 1512–1517 but the earliest impressions known from it are those taken by Gabriel Pesthenus, Vienna 1538.
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Pope Benedict XIV, 1740–1758
Bibliography: Bartsch 165 (vol. 7, p. 120); Joseph Meder 292.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1937
Accession Number: 1937.D1.72

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  • coats of arms - Use for devices that include the full display of armorial bearings: the escutcheon plus its adjuncts (helm, crest, mantling, motto, supporters). [November 1992 descriptor moved.]
  • heraldry - Field of knowledge dealing with coats of arms, including their depiction and use, determination of who is entitled to display them, the genealogy of families having coats of arms, and the maintenance and interpretation of heraldic records. [March 1995 alternate term added. April 1993 related term added. February 1993 scope note added.]

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