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Emperor Rudolph II
  • Adriaen de Vries
    circa 1545–1626
    born: The Hague, Habsburg Netherlands (present-day Netherlands) ; died: Prague, Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic)
  • Emperor Rudolph II, circa 1610
  • Where object was made: Netherlands or Germany
  • bronze
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 47.6 x 26 x 12.1 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 18 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of the Solon Summerfield Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1958.0008
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Sculpture of man (Rudolph II) seated on horse. Bearded man wears full body armor, and a laurel wreath. He carries a sword sheath in his right hand and reigns in left hand. Saddle is square shaped and decorated with a beaded design. Horse appears to be in walking motion with head pointed downward.