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SUBJECT cabinets of curiosities
TYPE AAT
REFERENCE ID 300263444
NOTES Rooms housing collections of various objects, typically fossils, botanical rarities, shells, and taxidermy, along with small artworks such as medallions and statuettes, arranged in cabniets as well as on the walls and ceilings. Popular in 16th and 17th century Europe, cabinets of curiosities focused on the strange and unusual, and have been described as the forerunner to the modern museum.
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