John III Sobieski

John III Sobieski (Rex Invictissimus - Invincible King) was elected monarch of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1674 to 1696, called the "Lion of Lechistan" by the Ottomans after his victories over them and the "Savior of Christendom" by the Pope. History of the Sobieski family during the golden age of the Commonwealth comprising late baroque style in today's Poland and Ukraine
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Amber crucifix with Ecco Homo by Anonymous from Gdańsk, second half of the 17th century, Schatzkammer der Residenz München, possibly from the collection of John III Sobieski, according to inventory of the Wilanów Palace from 1696 in the Queen's Study was an "amber cross in a box" (No. 193.) and in the Dutch Study was a "large amber cross on high pedestal in a box" (No. 226.)

Amber crucifix with Ecco Homo by Anonymous from Gdańsk, second half of the 17th century, Schatzkammer der Residenz München, possibly from the collection of John III Sobieski, according to inventory of the Wilanów Palace from 1696 in the Queen's Study was an "amber cross in a box" (No. 193.) and in the Dutch Study was a "large amber cross on high pedestal in a box" (No. 226.)

Gown of a Knight of the Order of the Holy Ghost presented by Louis XIV of France to John III Sobieski by Anonymous from Paris, 1675-1676, Zamek Królewski na Wawelu, given to the king in Zhovkva on 30 November 1676 together with other order insignia

Gown of a Knight of the Order of the Holy Ghost presented by Louis XIV of France to John III Sobieski by Anonymous from Paris, 1675-1676, Zamek Królewski na Wawelu, given to the king in Zhovkva on 30 November 1676 together with other order insignia

Detail of portrait of John III Sobieski by circle of Daniel Schultz, ca. 1676 (PD-art/old), Alte Pinakothek

Detail of portrait of John III Sobieski by circle of Daniel Schultz, ca. 1676 (PD-art/old), Alte Pinakothek

Ebony games table set with nacre with heraldic white eagle and two Cossacks by Anonymous from Poland or Germany, 1676-1680, Residenzmuseum, most probably commissioned by ​John III Sobieski

Ebony games table set with nacre with heraldic white eagle and two Cossacks by Anonymous from Poland or Germany, 1676-1680, Residenzmuseum, most probably commissioned by ​John III Sobieski

Portrait of John III Sobieski in yellow żupan by Anonymous from Poland, ca. 1695 (PD-art/old), Muzeum Archidiecezji Warszawskiej

Portrait of John III Sobieski in yellow żupan by Anonymous from Poland, ca. 1695 (PD-art/old), Muzeum Archidiecezji Warszawskiej

Fragment of decorative platter with lapis lazuli by Hans Jacob Mair, ca. 1680, Muzeum Pałacu Króla Jana III w Wilanowie, possibly from the collection of John III Sobieski, according to inventory of the Wilanów Palace from 1696 in the King's collection was a "crystal flat bowl on gold base adorned with colourful enamel" (P. Al. No 22.)

Fragment of decorative platter with lapis lazuli by Hans Jacob Mair, ca. 1680, Muzeum Pałacu Króla Jana III w Wilanowie, possibly from the collection of John III Sobieski, according to inventory of the Wilanów Palace from 1696 in the King's collection was a "crystal flat bowl on gold base adorned with colourful enamel" (P. Al. No 22.)

Mercury from the attic of the Wilanów Palace by Stefan Schwaner or Andreas Schlüter, ca. 1691, commissioned by John III Sobieski

Mercury from the attic of the Wilanów Palace by Stefan Schwaner or Andreas Schlüter, ca. 1691, commissioned by John III Sobieski

John III Sobieski on horseback by Charles de La Haye after Jerzy Siemiginowski-Eleuter, 1690 (PD-art/old), Muzeum - Zamek w Łańcucie

John III Sobieski on horseback by Charles de La Haye after Jerzy Siemiginowski-Eleuter, 1690 (PD-art/old), Muzeum - Zamek w Łańcucie

Silver sanctuary lamp by Gergen Schneider in Gdańsk, 1667, Klasztor Paulinów na Jasnej Górze, offered in 1669 by Jan Sobieski and Marie Casimire as an ex-voto to the Chapel of the Virgin Mary at Jasna Góra

Silver sanctuary lamp by Gergen Schneider in Gdańsk, 1667, Klasztor Paulinów na Jasnej Górze, offered in 1669 by Jan Sobieski and Marie Casimire as an ex-voto to the Chapel of the Virgin Mary at Jasna Góra

Glorification of John III Sobieski's artistic patronage by Jan Reisner, ca. 1682 (PD-art/old), Zamek Królewski na Wawelu

Glorification of John III Sobieski's artistic patronage by Jan Reisner, ca. 1682 (PD-art/old), Zamek Królewski na Wawelu

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