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Allegory: Combat of Animals in Presence of Man with a Shield
  • Master of the Beheading of Saint John
    active 1495–1518
    active: Germany
  • Allegory: Combat of Animals in Presence of Man with a Shield, early 1500s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • engraving
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 221 x 318 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 8 11/16 x 12 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0114
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A large man with a shield upraised sits on the left hand side of the composition. Various fantastic creatures battle before the man. There is a unicorn on the right side.