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Albrecht Dürer
German (1471 - 1528) Primary

Samson Rending the Lion

ca. 1496
State: Probably State G

15 in. x 11 in. (38.1 cm x 27.94 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2012.27.531
Other Number(s): 117 (Previous No.)
Geography: Europe, Germany
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Etchings
Culture/Nationality: German
Collection: Levine Collection

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  • fighting - To contend, strive for victory, struggle, or engage in conflict in any of various senses, both physically and verbally.
  • Panthera leo - Large, powerful species of cat that is well-muscled, with a large head, short legs, size and appearance that varies considerably between the sexes, and is unique among the cats in living in family groups or prides. In the Pleistocene, lions were the most widespread large land mammals, ranging throughout Eurasia, Africa, and North America. Today listed as Vulnerable, remaining only in fragmented populations remain in Sub-Saharan Africa and western India.
  • woodcuts - Prints made using the process of woodcut, which is a relief process in which the design is cut into and printed from the plank side of a wood block; distinct from "wood engraving (process)," which is a relief process using the grain end of a wood block.

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  • Sheet Dimensions: 15 x 11 in. (38.1 x 27.94 cm)

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