“The giant Hans Kraus” (1553): a Renaissance acromegaly by anonymous painter
- 59 Downloads
The Wunderkammer of Schloss Ambras in Innsbruck was one of the first cabinets of curiosities, created in the sixteenth century. Among the many curiosities, the cabinet includes an anonymous Renaissance painting called “Der Riese Hans Kraus” (The giant Hans Kraus). The details suggest us that it could be a representation of an individual affected by acromegaly.
Compliance with ethical standards
Conflict of interest
The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests.
This paper does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.
No informed consent.