The Magic Square of Albrecht Dürer

For all those who like Math, this is another marvel to admire. For all those who don’t like Math, look for the magic in it.

Dürer's Magic Square is contained in a famous copper engraving, "Melancholia", created in 1514 by German artist Albrecht Dürer.

Albrecht Dürer is generally considered to be Germany's most famous Renaissance artist. He was about 20 years younger than Leonardo da Vinci and around 1500 became greatly interested in the relationship between mathematics and art. Leonardo and his contemporary, mathematician Pacioli, almost certainly influenced Dürer in these studies. In 1514 he created the copperplate engraving named "Melancholia I" which contained this magic square - the first magic square published in Europe. (Notice that the creation date of the picture, 1514, is contained in the bottom row of the square.)

There are 86 different combinations of four numbers from the square that sum to it's magic number, 34! How many can you find?

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