Copyright Dr. Elizabeth Garner July 10, 2014
So far you have discovered and been shown that 10 ships have been hidden on the right side of the Melencolia print. How many more are there?
This 11th ship is hidden under the purse that hangs off of the Melencolia’s belt. Once again it’s the same carrack as we have found the other 10 ships to be.
WHAT IS HIDDEN?
The yellow circle outlines the area where this ship is found. It is very foreshortened, which adds to the difficulty in finding it and seeing it’s outlines. It is sailing very much towards the viewer as depicted. Thus the arrows are pointing to the significant areas found to help you recognize the parts of the ships.
1. The pink arrow points to the bottom of the hull of this ship
2. The blue arrow points to the side of the ship with the distinctive carrack decoration
3. The red arrow points to the top of the mast of the ship, which is topped with a Jewish star
4. The yellow arrow is pointing to some distinctive decoration that appears to be a heraldic “lozenge” utilized by widows and unmarried women in Germany (Please see the article regarding more detailed information about this heraldic lozenge in the article about the Melencholia Belt Code) The 11th ship sails in the same direction as the other ten-probably towards Byzantium.
More surprises to come!