RU s. in plate b.c. "AD"
v. stamped "JAMcC"/; inscr. in pencil "B.95. D.8;"/ "95"/ "8"/ "12"; CRE DURER, Albrecht; (German; 1471-1528) This animal was born in 1496 in Landser, Alsace, living only for a day. A broadsheet showing the hog and a view of the castle was published in Basel and on this Durer based his own version of the subject. Signs such as this, people believed, foretold the coming of the Apocalypse in the year 1500.