Two Knives

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Both knives with heavily ornamented handles. At left, carving knife with hook-tipped blade has handle decorated with figure of bound Marsyas with his hands above his head as bearded man kneels between his legs and grasps his genitals. At right, broad-blade servivng knife with rounded blunt tip; handle displays Apollo's griffin above two bare-breasted female figures with a bearded man (perhaps Olympus) at their feet. Print maker: Aegidius Sadeler II, Flemish, 1570 – 1629. Designer: Francesco Salviati, Italian, 1510 – 1563. Made in: Italy. Date: 1640s. Record ID: chndm_1944-84-1.

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