"Ears with Knife" by Bosch

Three dimensional sculpture of the "Ears with Knife", a figure that is prominently featured in "The Garden of Earthly Delights", painted by early Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch in 1503-1504.  One of three large triptychs painted by Bosch during his lifetime, and widely considered to be his masterpiece, "The Garden of Earthly Delights" follows the customary triptych tradition, meant to be viewed from left to right, with panels representing Eden, Earthly Temptations, and Hell.  The figure of the "Ears with Knife" is found on the right panel (see photo, below).  Considered to be a forerunner of surrealism and inspiring artists across the centuries, from Bruegel to Dali, Bosch continues to fascinate historians and art lovers alike.

Studio artists in Bosch's Netherlands birthplace, s'Hertogenbosch, hand-paint molded resin forms to produce incredibly detailed three dimensional renderings of the fantastical figures found in "The Garden of Earthly Delights". 

The meaning of this figure, shown on the right panel of Bosch's painting, continues to mystify scholars.  It consists of two ears, joined by a piercing arrow, with a knife thrust between them.  Some scholars believe that the mark "B" that appears on the blade of the knife might stand for "Bosch", while others consider that it may be a sideways "M".

Figures that have long been a source of fascination have been lifted from the painted surface and transformed into 3 dimensional objects for our close inspection.  Perfect for placement on a desk or shelf, this small sculpture will make an ideal gift for anyone interested in Renaissance Art, Modern Art or Medieval History.

Dimensions:  3.5"H x 6"L x 7"W
Shipping Weight:  7 lbs.

PRICE:  $54.99

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"The Garden of Earthly Delights"
painted by early Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch in 1503-1504