Hans Holbein the Younger | The Two Ambassadors

Hans Holbein the Younger | The Two Ambassadors

Hans Holbein the Younger | The Two Ambassadors

German School. The Two Ambassadors lean on a table whee a magnificent collection of astronomical and musical instruments are on display and which is covered by one of those carpets which are correctly called today Holbein carpets.At the bottom of the work between the two ‘Ambassadors’ a skull has been placed. The skull is a ‘momento mori’ which is unexpected coming as it does in the magnificent display of refinement and knowledge.

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