Coat of Arms with a Peasant Standing on his Head, Meester van het Amsterdamse Kabinet, 1485 - 1490

Coat of Arms with a Peasant Standing on his Head, Meester van het Amsterdamse Kabinet, 1485 - 1490

drypoint, h 138mm × w 85mm. More details

The coat of arms shows a peasant standing on his head, viewing the world upside down. Above the shield another peasant is being ridden by his wife, while holding the distaff she uses for spinning. The reversal of the ‘natural’ order of things was a favourite theme during the late Middle Ages.

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