Nemesis, or The Great Fortune

Albrecht Duereraround 1501

Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg

Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg
Nuremberg, Germany

Albrecht Duerer presents Nemesis, the goddess of retribution, as a winged nude. She rules out of sight above the clouds: She will bridle and bind the overly confident, and reward the just with a goblet of silver.


  • Title: Nemesis, or The Great Fortune
  • Creator: Albrecht Duerer
  • Date Created: around 1501
  • Location: Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, temporary exhibition "Signs of the future"
  • Physical Dimensions: H 33,3 cm x B 23,1 cm
  • Rights: Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg (Foto: GNM / Monika Runge)
  • Medium: engraving on paper
  • Art Movement: Renaissance

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