Print, Design for Two Knife Handles, 1583
It is credited
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.
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Its dimensions are
Platemark: 25.4 x 11.7 cm (10 x 4 5/8 in.)
It is inscribed
In plate, lower left: cum privilegio summi Pontificus In plate, on left knife: QVI / CA In plate, on right knife: CA / MORS ET VITA IN MANV LINGVAE
Cite this object as
Print, Design for Two Knife Handles, 1583; Previously owned by Jean Léon Decloux (French, 1840–1929); Italy; engraving on off-white laid paper; Platemark: 25.4 x 11.7 cm (10 x 4 5/8 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-350-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Fragile Beasts and Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.