RAUCHMILLER, Matthias
(b. 1645, Radolfzell, d. 1686, Wien)

Resplendent tankard

1676
Ivory, silver cup inside, height 35 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna

This is the most important piece of German Baroque ivory because of its artistic quality and the complexity of the iconographic content. On the walls of the tankard the frieze with figures represents the rape of the Sabine women as a violent event, despite the beautiful lines of the bodies and draperies.




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