The second of our three photo galleries does not contain any very important regalia of the power of the emperors, you can read about them in the main article . But, it is interesting in its own way, here are collected all the most rich decorations of residences and life that the Habsburgs collected in their treasury. In the explaining article, we'll talk about them, most of it you will find after the main gallery.
The gallery begins with male ceremonial ornaments, which were used by the emperors at receptions. Such decorations showed the wealth of the imperial house for the adopted ambassadors.
And the following photos show the exhibit, which is recognized unequivocally by the best of all the fair sex. This is a bouquet of roses, completely made of gold. Insanely beautiful thing, donated by one of the Habsburg emperors to his wife. The first photo shows the whole bouquet, and the second one managed to capture one of the roses large. Enjoy.
Immediately after several more exhibits showing us the largest stones of the Habsburg treasury, you will find a very interesting exhibit. This work is called the "Amber altar", it was a portable altar for religious rites. All of its elements, including the figures of people, are executed with stunning accuracy, one can only marvel at the skill of carvers.
A few more photos show us the ceremonial clothes of the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, they are decorated with gold lace and precious stones. Icons and church attributes make up a significant part of our gallery from the Hofburg Palace. We are not very well versed in religion, and even more so in Catholic rites, so we will not comment on these exhibits.
In the third part of our gallery you will see even more interesting exhibits, please follow this link .