Emperor Maximilian I

ca. 1500/10, Attributed to: Jörg Muskat



Emperor Maximilian I

Emperor Maximilian I (1459–1519) commissioned numerous works intended to memorialize himself, his deeds and his dynasty for posterity, among them these two busts depicting him and his mother Eleanor. They must have been conceived for installation in front of a wall, as they are executed in high relief and open at the back. A separately worked crown was probably once affixed to Maximilian’s head.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer Wien Raum XXXIV

Object data

Object Name

portrait head; bust




ca. 1500/10

Attributed to

Jörg Muskat (um 1450 - 1527 Augsburg) - GND




34 cm × 31 cm × 20 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer

Inv. No.

Kunstkammer, 5486

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