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
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.
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"Ears with Knife"
"The Garden of Earthly Delights"
painted by early Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch