Self-portrait, Giambologna, c. 1600

Self-portrait, Giambologna, c. 1600

bronze, h 8.5cm. More details

Giambologna may have made this small self-portrait in 1599, when the pope knighted him in the Order of Christ. The insignia, a Greek cross, is displayed on his chest. This bust’s modest dimensions make it perfectly suited for a cabinet of curiosities; it could be held by hand and studiously admired from all sides.

On display in room 2.3 Giambologna Bronze

Collections with this work


Geertruida M.P. Brouwer added this work to zelfportret

April 21 2015 - 103 works

Martijn Pronk added this work to Self Portraits from the Rijksmuseum

December 30 2014 - 18 works

Make your own creations with this work