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Allegory of the Imperial Estates (late 16th or early 17th Century)

The etching below shows the pope at the top of a multi-tiered throne. The king and the secular estates appear on the right, and the emperor and the ecclesiastical estates appear on the left. Copper etching by Gerhard Altzenbach, late 16th or early 17th century.

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Allegory of the Imperial Estates (late 16th or early 17th Century)

© Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz