Portrait of Philip II, King of Spain

Citrine, mounted in a gold and enamel pendant | 4.3 x 2.8 x 0.9cm | mid-1550s

Alessandro Cesati

Clad in armor, Philip II wears a chain with the Order of Golden Fleece around his neck. The remarkably precise and varied cutting describes the textures of cloth, metal, skin, and hair while presenting the king's features with striking naturalism-com...
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