“The Fifth Knot”. Interlaced Roundel with Seven Six-pointed Stars

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)
After Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, Vinci 1452–1519 Amboise) (or workshop)
1521 before
sheet: 10 3/4 x 8 3/16 in. (27.3 x 20.8 cm)
image: 10 9/16 x 8 3/16 in. (26.9 x 20.8 cm)
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
George Khuner Collection, Bequest of Marianne Khuner, 1984
Accession Number:
Not on view
Embroidery pattern made up out of so-called knot work. The main pattern has a circular shape and is presented in white on a dark ground. The knotted ropes or straps form six-pointed stars: one in the middle and six surrounding it. On all four corners another, leaf-shaped ornament has been added which sticks out of the circle. The tips of the bottom two leaves fall outside of the image.
George Khuner; Donor: George Khuner
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520–1620," October 20, 2015–January 10, 2016.

Hollstein VII.222.279; Byrne 1981, p. 30