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By Albrecht Dürer, Framed The Sea Monster Engraving. It shows a voluptuous naked middle-aged woman riding on the back of a male creature who is half-man, half-fish. The man wears a beard and antlers, while his body is covered in scales. The woman has seemingly been snatched and dragged away from the river bank; her companions are shown scrambling out of the water in panic, raising their arms in protest or lying down weeping. The woman wears an extravagant Milanese headdress and her mouth is open in a cry as she looks back at her friends in the distance. Despite the woman's gaze back at the bank and her open mouth, her relaxed Venus like pose suggests that she is not overly concerned with her plight. Original Engraving printed in the late 1800's to early 1900's. All have the original stamp from the Museum. These are the only surviving images from a flood that distroyed the Museum in 1904



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Framed Albrecht Dürer-The Sea Monster Engraving

Estimate $6,025 - $7,025Nov 3, 2016