Previous Next

Figur der Commedia dell' Arte

Ende 16. Jahrhundert, Manufacturer: Innsbrucker Hofglashütte (?)



Figur der Commedia dell' Arte

The commedia dell' arte was an impromptu performance the theatrical action of which was mostly played by masked characters. Individual performers adhered all their lives to one chosen role and acted it with the lively expressive gestures of their southern temperament. This Venetian figurine flanked by two others is giving a fiery burlesque rendering of a character known as the Capitano. These statuettes are timeless in their style and do not correspond to the sculptural concept of the day. Not unlike caricatures, they are executed in an exaggeratedly theatrical form.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer Wien Raum XXIV

Object data

Object Name



Venezianisch (Murano) (?)


Ende 16. Jahrhundert


Eisendraht, Glas, emailliert, Holz


33,3 cm × 13 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer

Inv. No.

Kunstkammer, 2705

Kunst & Patenschaft

This object is still without a Art Patron. Accept the patronage and make sure that this cultural treasure is preserved for future generations.
Your donation is a direct and sustainable contribution to the scientific documentation, research, restoration, and presentation of the artworks of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

Become an art patron