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Diana the Huntress Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)

Diana the Huntress

Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)

  • TITLE

    : Diana the Huntress
  • AUTHOR

    : Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
  • DATE

    : c. 1610 - 1620
  • TYPE

    : Object
  • TECNIQUE

    : Golden silver
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 39 cm
  • SUBJECT

    :
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    :
  • ROOM

    : 8

This table trophy is fitted with a mechanism that makes it turn around on itself. It portrays the goddess Diana riding a stag and holding two dogs on leashes. On the base we find another two hunters, dogs, hares, reptiles and beetles, not to scale. This very unusual object was used to delight guests during dinner, and it bears the initials of the artist who made it (J.F.). It testifies to the high quality of jewellery in the city of Augsburg, where it was made, in the early seventeenth century.

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  • TITLE

    Diana the Huntress
  • AUTHOR

    Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
  • DATE

    c. 1610 - 1620
  • TYPE

    Object
  • TECNIQUE

    Golden silver
  • DIMENSIONS

    39 cm
  • SUBJECT

  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

  • ROOM

    8

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