Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Emperor Charles V (1500–1558)

Date:
probably ca. 1518–20
Culture:
Italian, Lombardy, probably Milan
Medium:
Basse-taille and painted enamel on silver; silver-gilt frame
Dimensions:
Diam. 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm.)
Classification:
Enamels
Credit Line:
The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
Accession Number:
32.100.270
Not on view
In 1518 Charles was recognized as coregent of Spain. He was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1520.
Inscription: CAROLVS REX CATOLICVS
J. Pierpont Morgan ; Michael Friedsam (until 1931; bequeathed to MMA)
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