Friday, January 30, 2009
"Allegory on the Death of the Emperor Ferdinand," 1657
"Allegory on the Death of the Emperor Ferdinand," 1657, by Daniel Neuberger. Materials? Wax; glittering sand; in an ebony casket under glass; 36.5 X 46.5 cm. Held by the wonder-filled Ecclesiastical Treasury in Vienna. This is one of the first artifacts I saw, as an impressionable teen, that led me down the path to Morbid Anatomy.
More about this fantastic artifact on the Treasury webpage, here.