Ignaz Elhafen (1658 Innsbruck, Austria - 1715 Düsseldorf, Germany)

Austrian ivory carver

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Elhafen, Jupiter being Nurtured by Goat Amalthea. C. 1700.

Jupiter being Nurtured by Goat Amalthea. C. 1700.

 

Ignaz Elhafen was born in Innsbruck (Austria) where he also received his artistic training. Between 1675 and 1680 he took to the road as a journeyman and on this journey he has been in Rome. Later he moved to Vienna, where he probably entered the service of Prince Johann Adam Andreas I. of Lichtenstein. In 1703/04 he moved to Düsseldorf (Germany) to the court of Johann Wilhelm.

 

Elhafen, The Rape of the Sabine Women. C. 1680/90. 12,5 x 19 x 2,8 cm ( 4,9 x 7,5 x 1,1 in.).

The Rape of the Sabine Women. C. 1680/90. 12,5 x 19 x 2,8 cm ( 4,9 x 7,5 x 1,1 in.).

 

Elhafen, Scene from Roman Wars. C. 1680/90. 14 x 23 cm. Lichtenstein Museum. Vienna. Austria.

Scene from Roman Wars. C. 1680/90. 14 x 23 cm. Lichtenstein Museum. Vienna. Austria.

 

Ignaz Elhafen created mainly reliefs. He was concentrated on a few main themes: mythological episodes, battle scenes from antiquity and scenes of the Old Testament. Also he produced some sculptures.

 

Elhafen, Bacchus and Child. C. 1700. Height overall. 15 3/8in. ( 39 cm) .

Bacchus and Child. C. 1700. Height overall. 15 3/8in. ( 39 cm) .

 

Elhafen, Tankard. The Abduction of the Sabine Women and Samson and the Lion. 1697. 
The Thomson Collection.

Tankard. The Abduction of the Sabine Women and Samson and the Lion. 1697. The Thomson Collection.

 

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