Design for a Sword or Dagger Handle with Putto-Head and Lion's-Head Masks

Engraving and blackwork | 7.2 x 2.9cm | 1592-93

Theodor de Bry

Handle design divided horizontally into two sections. At top, a winged putto head at center under a canopy and flanked by two squirrels facing inwards. Below, a lion's head flanked by grotesque scrolling tendrils that terminate is grotesque bird's he...
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