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Casket depicting an allegory of Philosophy

Wenzel Jamnitzer1562

Green Vault, Dresden State Art Museums

Green Vault, Dresden State Art Museums

The female statuette, with her contrasting shiny silver surface, represents the personification of philosophy, i.e. the "love of wisdom". With this casket, Wenzel Jamnitzer created a monumental memorial to the human spirit, despite its diminutive size.

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