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Das Geschriebene Gesetz (The Written Law), from Die Siebenhardenbeliebung series

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Das Geschriebene Gesetz

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Das Geschriebene Gesetz (The Written Law), from Die Siebenhardenbeliebung series

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Hans Grohs
German, 1892–1981

Date

1921–1922

Medium

Woodcut print

Accession #

2005.332.1

Dimensions

16 7/16 x 11 5/8 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

The Written Law

The series title page reproduces the preamble to the legal document, naming its purpose and the participating parties. The text in old Norse German is transcribed from one of the earliest-known copies—dating to the end of the sixteenth century—of the original document, which has not survived. Grohs cast the text in an archaic-looking font that calls to mind old runic writing.

Credit

Gift of Nelson Brackin

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