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Abduction on a Unicorn  1516

by Albrecht Dürer

In spite of great diligence and learning, no-one has as yet provided an entirely satisfactory account of the underlying meaning of this iron etching. Scholars have searched in vain for a literary source within classical mythology and German legend. [br] [b]The picture's unsolvable rebus[/b] A naked horseman, his hair and beard wild and unkempt, his appearance very much l...
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark