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Gazing into the Tomb

A Research Project on the Burial of Emperor Frederick III in St Stephen’s Cathedral

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[jpg] (1.0 MB) The tomb of Emperor Frederick III, Niclaus Gerhaert with his workshop
and successors, Vienna and Wiener Neustadt, between 1467 and
1513/1517, in the choir decani of St Stephan’s Cathedral
© KHM-Museumsverband

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[jpg] (1.4 MB) The grave slab showing Emperor Frederick III, detail, Niclaus Gerhaert
von Leyden, 1467-1473
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[jpg] (1.5 MB) View into the tomb looking west, showing the coffin made of glazed
ceramic tiles, the inscribed tablets on the north and south walls, and the
funerary crown that extends beyond the slabs comprising the lid
© Dombauhütte zu St. Stephan

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[jpg] (1.6 MB) View into the tomb looking north-west, showing the funerary crown that
extends beyond the slabs comprising the lid, and the inscribed tablets on
the north wall
© Dombauhütte zu St. Stephan

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[jpg] (1.2 MB) View facing west, showing the corpse of Emperor Frederick III in its linen
shroud inside the ceramic coffin with tilted lid, the sword placed on the
deceased’s left, and the arm of the crucifix, which has fallen off and has
come to lie here
© Dombauhütte zu St. Stephan

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[jpg] (1.6 MB) Complete view of the mitre-crown placed over a piece of red fabric on the
skull of the deceased emperor
© Dombauhütte zu St. Stephan

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[jpg] (1.5 MB) View of the mitre-crown on the emperor’s skull, which has been wrapped
in linen and covered with a piece of fabric, showing the enamel décor of
the circlet and the surmounting floral wreath
© Dombauhütte zu St. Stephan

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[jpg] (1.7 MB) The funerary insignia, sceptre and imperial sword, placed on a piece of
fabric and a pillow on the right of the deceased emperor
© Dombauhütte zu St. Stephan

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[jpg] (1.3 MB) The inscribed imperial orb surmounted by a cross, and a detail of the
sceptre placed on the right of the corpse
© Dombauhütte zu St. Stephan

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Press contact

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
1010 Vienna, Burgring 5

Nina Auinger-Sutterlüty, MAS
Mag. Sarah Aistleitner
info.pr@khm.at
T +43 1 525 24 - 4021
oder +43 1 525 24 - 4025

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