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Head of an African

Albrecht Dürer, 1508
Head of an African, Albrecht Dürer
Head of an African, zoomed in
32.0 cmHead of an African scale comparison 21.8 cm
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Head of an African is a Northern Renaissance Paper and Chalk Drawing created by Albrecht Dürer in 1508. It lives at the Albertina in Vienna. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Portraits, Heads and Black Subjects. Download

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