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Chamber of Wonders


This room, with its hundreds of natural history wonders displayed with marvels of human ingenuity from all corners of the world, offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the excitement of the Age of Exploration in Europe. As an authentic re-creation of a chamber of wonders, this installation is unique in the Americas.


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"Antique" Cameo with Portrait of the Roman Emperor Vespasian
"Antique" Cameo with Portrait of the Roman Emperor Vespasian Title
1600-1650 (Baroque) Period
42.237 Accession
mementomori Tags
"Antique" Cameo with the Bust of Julius Caesar
"Antique" Cameo with the Bust of Julius Caesar Title
1525-1575 (Renaissance) Period
42.238 Accession
cameo, portrait Tags
"Façon de Venise" Wine Goblet
"Façon de Venise" Wine Goblet Title
ca. 1650-1690 (Baroque) Period
47.739 Accession
glass, 420 Tags
Achelous and Deianeira
Achelous and Deianeira Title
ca. 1600 (Baroque) Period
54.467 Accession
lamb, bronze Tags
Adoration of the Magi
Adoration of the Magi Title
1540-1549 (Renaissance) Period
37.254 Accession
triptych Tags
Alexander the Great in His Conquest of Asia
Alexander the Great in His Conquest of Asia Title
ca. 1620 (Baroque) Period
37.617 Accession
painting, italian Tags
Allegory on Human Life
Allegory on Human Life Title
ca. 1658-1660 Period
37.2623 Accession
food, skulls, butterfly, fruit, corn, stililife, samurai Tags
Anatomical Figure of a Man
Anatomical Figure of a Man Title
1600-1650 (Renaissance) Period
54.318 Accession
body Tags
Anatomical Figure of a Woman
Anatomical Figure of a Woman Title
1600-1650 (Renaissance) Period
54.317 Accession
body Tags
Anatomical Figure of a Young Boy
Anatomical Figure of a Young Boy Title
1600-1650 (Renaissance) Period
54.319 Accession
Appliqué with Saint George Slaying the Dragon
Appliqué with Saint George Slaying the Dragon Title
ca. 1500 Period
72.21 Accession
armor, armour Tags
Automaton with Diana on a Stag
Automaton with Diana on a Stag Title
ca. 1620-1635 (?); early 19th century (?) Period
57.923 Accession
english, myth, deer, dogs, decanter, diana, automaton, motorized, excess, gilt, hunt, banquet, centerpiece, artemis, goddess, metropolitanmuseum Tags
Badge of the Order of Santiago de Compostela
Badge of the Order of Santiago de Compostela Title
1670-79 (Baroque) Period
44.592 Accession
Beads of Various Sizes
Beads of Various Sizes Title
5th-4th century BC (?) (Late Period) Period
42.358 Accession
old Tags
Beja Shield
Beja Shield Title
20th century Period
51.1398 Accession
shield, sudan Tags
Bell Pendant
Bell Pendant Title
800-1521 (Pre-Early Conquest) Period
57.311 Accession
Bell Pendant
Bell Pendant Title
800-1521 (Pre-Early Conquest) Period
57.310 Accession
Bell Pendant of a Dog
Bell Pendant of a Dog Title
800-1521 (Pre-Early Conquest) Period
57.307 Accession
creature Tags
Bell Pendant of a Duck
Bell Pendant of a Duck Title
800-1521 (Pre-Early Conquest) Period
57.308 Accession
Bell Pendant with Toucan
Bell Pendant with Toucan Title
800-1521 (Pre-Early Conquest) Period
57.296 Accession
Bowl with Lotus Decoration
Bowl with Lotus Decoration Title
1475-1500 Period
49.2407 Accession
Brooch of an African
Brooch of an African Title
ca. 1680-1720 (Baroque) Period
57.887 Accession
Brothel
Brothel Title
1562 (Renaissance) Period
37.1784 Accession
beukelaer, brothel, drunk, flemish, oil, beer, genre, sex, party, breast, dick Tags
Cabinet with Allegorical Figure of Music
Cabinet with Allegorical Figure of Music Title
ca. 1625 (Baroque) Period
65.23 Accession
Cabinet with Scenes from the Life of David
Cabinet with Scenes from the Life of David Title
ca. 1580-1590 (Renaissance) Period
65.5 Accession
kunstscharnk, kabinettschrank, tablecabinet, kingdavid Tags
Cameo with a Bearded Satyr
Cameo with a Bearded Satyr Title
ca. 1550 (Renaissance) Period
42.1403 Accession
Cameo with Battle of the Israelites and the Amalekites
Cameo with Battle of the Israelites and the Amalekites Title
ca. 1550-1575 (Renaissance) Period
42.1193 Accession
Cameo with Head of a Putto
Cameo with Head of a Putto Title
ca. 1500-1550 (Renaissance) Period
42.541 Accession
Cameo with Horse Grazing
Cameo with Horse Grazing Title
1525-1600 (Renaissance) Period
42.145 Accession
Cameo with Noah's Ark
Cameo with Noah's Ark Title
ca. 1600 (Baroque) Period
42.1447 Accession
animals, boat, elephants, camels, primates, ark, carving, noah, mythology Tags
Carved Ram's Horn Cup with Lions and Mounted Rider
Carved Ram's Horn Cup with Lions and Mounted Rider Title
1500-1700(?) (Early Modern) Period
72.18 Accession
cup, ram, animal, lion, horn Tags
Ceremonial Cup with Faces and a Stylized Snake
Ceremonial Cup with Faces and a Stylized Snake Title
900-1100 Period
57.977 Accession
Christ Carrying the Cross
Christ Carrying the Cross Title
1620-1629 (Baroque) Period
37.2624 Accession
Clock Supported by Hercules
Clock Supported by Hercules Title
ca. 1580-1600 (Renaissance) Period
58.239 Accession
silver, engraving, hercules, greek Tags
Coffered Ceiling from the Palazzo Aliverti
Coffered Ceiling from the Palazzo Aliverti Title
1563-1564 (Renaissance) Period
64.154 Accession
Constantine the Great at the Milvian Bridge
Constantine the Great at the Milvian Bridge Title
ca. 1640 (Baroque) Period
37.1117 Accession
angels, battle Tags
Covered "Grapes" Cup with Bacchus
Covered "Grapes" Cup with Bacchus Title
ca. 1600 (Baroque) Period
57.1870 Accession
Covered Bowl in the Shape of a Duck
Covered Bowl in the Shape of a Duck Title
Bowl: ca. 1600; Mounts: 19th century Period
41.75 Accession
Covered Bowl with Dragons and Figures
Covered Bowl with Dragons and Figures Title
ca. 1600 Period
49.893 Accession
Covered Tankard with the Olympian Gods
Covered Tankard with the Olympian Gods Title
1685-1700 (Baroque) Period
71.470 Accession
Crescent-Shaped Ceremonial Tweezers with a Circular Top
Crescent-Shaped Ceremonial Tweezers with a Circular Top Title
700-1521 Period
57.2057 Accession
Crocodile Pendant
Crocodile Pendant Title
800-1521 (Pre-Early Conquest) Period
57.302 Accession
Crucifixion and Deposition
Crucifixion and Deposition Title
ca. 1550-1600 (Renaissance) Period
61.120 Accession
Cup with Dragon Handles
Cup with Dragon Handles Title
12th-14th century Period
42.250 Accession
Curiosity Figure (Seed Man)
Curiosity Figure (Seed Man) Title
ca. 1600 Period
75.26 Accession
weird Tags
Dancing Ganesha
Dancing Ganesha Title
15th-16th century Period
54.3011 Accession
jesus, elephant, god, hindu, creature, deity Tags
Diana and Her Nymphs after Their Hunt
Diana and Her Nymphs after Their Hunt Title
1630-1639 (Baroque) Period
37.2498 Accession
mythological, sensuality, flemish Tags
Disk in the Shape of a Dragon
Disk in the Shape of a Dragon Title
10th-13th century Period
42.268 Accession
Drinking Cup (Bratina)
Drinking Cup (Bratina) Title
1660-1690 (early Modern) Period
44.194 Accession
Elephant Goad
Elephant Goad Title
17th century Period
51.61 Accession
creature Tags
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