Splendour and Power: Imperial Treasures from Vienna
Come prepared to be dazzled by this glittering exhibition of jewellery, vessels and small-scale masterpieces from the Imperial Treasury in Vienna, displayed together for the first time in the UK.
See Renaissance and Baroque treasures, all exquisitely fashioned from precious metals, gems, rare stones and other exotic materials.
Designed to demonstrate the incredible wealth and power of the Holy Roman Emperors, these remarkable creations were the pride of the Royal Family and were only shown to select visitors of noble birth.
Don't miss this rare glimpse into the opulent world of the Hapsburg Dynasty, with many of the works on display former treasures of Emperor Rudolph II - Holy Roman Emperor 1576-1612 - and Empress Maria Theresa, the only female Hapsburg ruler and the last of the House.
Image credit: Gold ewer from the toilette set for Emperor Franz I, c. 1750. © Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Tue 16 August 2011 to Sun 15 January 2012
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