Archduke Ferdinand II

ca. 1580, Artist: Francesco Segala



Archduke Ferdinand II

The Kunstkammer of Ferdinand II of Tyrol contains various objects that are closely connected with the archduke. These include his portrait in wax, his seal stamp, and the drinking vessel showing his son and heir Karl of Burgau as a Hussar. Ferdinand himself is believed to have made the somewhat unsuccessful lidded glass beaker. It was surely given the especially precious gold and jewelled mount for this reason.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer Wien Raum XXIV

Object data

Object Name

Relief; wax




ca. 1580


Francesco Segala (1533 (?) - 1592) - GND


Wax, copper, wood, pearls, rock crystal, glass


H. 22,3 cm, B. 19,9 cm (mit Rahmen)


FRANC.S.P.S.F. (Unterseite d. Sockels unter d. Krone)

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer

Inv. No.

Kunstkammer, 3085

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