The Labyrinth of Crete | MSK Gent
Ga naar inhoud (Enter)
Popular searches

The Labyrinth of Crete, ca. 1551 - 1558

  • etching, paper
  • 201 x 293 mm
  • Inv. 2014-P

Public Domain

Download PDF

A group of hunters watch the Cretan labyrinth, a circular labyrinth in the water, from a hill. The labyrinth is in a bay, accessed from land via a drawbridge. A town lies on the bay and a castle on the left.


Hieronymus Cock RKD
Antwerp 1518 - Antwerp 1570
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Matthijs Cock RKD
Antwerp ca. 1509 - 1510 - Antwerp ca. 1540 - 1548

Hieronymus Cock RKD
Antwerp 1518 - Antwerp 1570

Title The Labyrinth of Crete
Date ca. 1551 - 1558
Period 16th century
Location Antwerp TGN
Medium and support etching AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: Labyrinthi mirabiles ambages.
inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: Cock
inscription on the back, bottom right: 21
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2014-P
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300015636 landscapes AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 21D water (one of the four elements) Iconclass
25H11 mountains Iconclass
25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass
25H23 sea (seascape) Iconclass
25H2323 gulf, bay Iconclass
25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
31A235 sitting figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
41A634 labyrinth, maze ~ garden Iconclass
43C11 hunting, chase Iconclass
43C114 hunter Iconclass
43C1147 hunting dogs Iconclass
46C131 riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
61D(CRETE) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (CRETE) Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
Do you have any suggestions, questions or information about this work?
Write us,