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P. 32 Arion and dolphin

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Alciati, Andrea; Steyner, Heinrich
Place made: Germany, Bavaria, Augsburg
Date made: 1531
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 5 1/2 in x 3 3/8 in
Nomenclature: decorative
Classification: whales

Black and white emblem from page 32 of the first emblem book, called Emblemata Libre. Top caption says: "On the avaricious; or being treated better by strangers." Bottom caption states: "Astride a dolphin, Arion cleaves the dark blue waves, and with this song charms the creature's ears and muzzles its mouth: 'The mind of wilde beasts is not so savage as that of greedy man. We who are saved by men are saved by fish.'"


AF-DX-1735

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Alciati, Andrea
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German, active 1524-1544
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