07 octobre 2008

Magnificent Medals from Brandenburg-Prussia @ Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Jakob Gladehals? The Elector Johann George, 1597, object d’art with medal cast, gold, enameled with setting, 59 mm VIENNA.- From the rich holdings of the Numismatic Collection on Berlin’s famed Museum Island over 200 of the most beautiful and historically important medals commissioned by rulers from the House of Hohenzollern – Electors of Brandenburg and after 1701 Kings of Prussia – have been selected. Of particular importance are late Renaissance objects d’art that feature gold medals in precious settings, one of the... [Lire la suite]