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

Triumphal Arch (detail)

Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg

The picture shows the base of the right hand middle column. Cranes with shells, vine leaves with pea pods bursting, sirens (symbolic of the vice of lust, which the Emperor resisted, when he gave the prize to honour), a wreath of lilies of the valley. Above is plainly visible the beginning of another block, cut by a different hand.