DÜRER, Albrecht
(b. 1471, Nürnberg, d. 1528, Nürnberg)

Triumphal Arch (detail)

1515-17
Woodcut
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg

The picture shows the upper part of the middle gateway: the gateway of Honour and Might". From the heavy garland of laurels, from which cranes are picking at berries, hangs a jewel, which is composed of a casket and a winged woman with a crown. There is a sketch for this in the Dürer manuscripts in the British Museum.