The Sun, from The Seven Planets

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Catalogue Status
Research in Progress
Description
The figure of the Sun stands, facing right in profile. He wears a crown and in his right hand carries a wand which bears a face with gleaming rays. He is accompanied by Leo (the lion). At upper left, the word "SOL" and the symbol for gold.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Designer
Hans Sebald Beham, German, 1500–1550
Credit Line
Gift of Leo Wallerstein
Medium
Engraving on paper
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Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
made in
Germany
1539
Type
figures
Object Name
Print
Type
Print
Accession Number
1950-131-7