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Ornamental Ewer and Basin, so-called Trionfi-Set

ca. 1601/02, Artist: Christoph Jamnitzer



Ornamental Ewer and Basin, so-called Trionfi-Set

Here the conventional ewer and basin set that was used at the courtly table for the washing of hands has been transformed into a showpiece glorifying the emperor. The rich and complex decoration is inspired by the allegorical poem I Trionfi (Triumphs) by Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch). Eternity, which crowns the ewer, triumphs over Love, Chastity, Death, Fame and Time.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer Wien Raum XXVII

Object data

Object Name

Vessel; Basin




ca. 1601/02


Christoph Jamnitzer (1563 Nürnberg - 1618 Nürnberg) - GND


Gilded silver, enamel


L. 64,7 cm, B. 53 cm, H. 12 cm


Cristofero Iamnizer fezit


Nürnberger Beschau; R 3, Nr.3839

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer

Inv. No.

Kunstkammer, 1104

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