interesting to see the progression of self-portraiture by albrecht durer, at different stages of his life.
for an interesting bit on this, see The Moment of Self-Portraiture in German Renaissance Art, ch 4 - The Artist as Christ by Joseph Leo Koerner (University of Chicago Press, 1993).
on a completely random and unrelated note, i need to stop listening and singing along to "all i want for christmas is you" from the celtic thunder christmas album. it's such a happy song! i can't wait for christmas :)