This is so beautiful that I couldn’t resist colorizing & editing Durer’s design for tees!
Albrecht Dürer’s Rhinoceros is a woodcut that he based on a written description & brief sketch by an unknown artist of an Indian rhinoceros that had arrived in Lisbon earlier that year. Dürer never saw the actual rhinoceros, which was the first living example seen in Europe since Roman times. In late 1515, the King of Portugal, Manuel I, sent the animal as a gift for Pope Leo X, but it died in a shipwreck off the coast of Italy in early 1516. Dürer’s woodcut is not an accurate representation of a rhinoceros. He depicts an animal with hard plates that cover its body like sheets of armour, with a gorget at the throat, a solid-looking breastplate, and rivets along the seams; and a small twisted horn on its back, scaly legs & saw-like rear quarters.