1551 Emperatriz María de Austria, esposa de Maximiliano II by Anthonis Mor (Colección Real)

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Maria is displaying her hourglass figure, probably shortly after delivering Archduke Ferdinand, number three of 16.

Alta resolución image from the Prado Web site; spots, primarily in the background removed with Photoshop and the image made lighter by gogm.

Maria wears a severe black dress with spectacular gold jewelry. She wears a sheer veil pulled around to the front that supports, along with a chain, her jeweled crucifix. She wears a cap made of jewels or jewel-covered cloth.

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