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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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Esterhazy Marriage Collar
Esterhazy Marriage Collar Title
ca. 1611 (Baroque) Period
44.586 Accession
jewels, royal, wedding, marriage, love Tags
Face Plaque
Face Plaque Title
AD 250-600 (Early Classic) Period
29.6 Accession
mask Tags
Figurine of an Officer
Figurine of an Officer Title
ca. 1600 (Baroque) Period
57.888 Accession
Flask with Scenes of the Caledonian Boar Hunt
Flask with Scenes of the Caledonian Boar Hunt Title
ca. 1540-1545 (Renaissance) Period
48.1372 Accession
Flight of the Holy Family into Egypt
Flight of the Holy Family into Egypt Title
1647 (Baroque) Period
37.2368 Accession
Frog Pendant
Frog Pendant Title
800-1521 (Pre-Early Conquest) Period
57.299 Accession
creature Tags
Grip of a Hunting Sword
Grip of a Hunting Sword Title
ca. 1680 (Baroque) Period
71.325 Accession
Guanyin Holding a Child
Guanyin Holding a Child Title
1580-1644 Period
71.656 Accession
Hand Cross with Scenes from the Life of Christ
Hand Cross with Scenes from the Life of Christ Title
17th century (Early Modern) Period
71.138 Accession
Hanging Oil Lantern in the Shape of a Bird
Hanging Oil Lantern in the Shape of a Bird Title
ca. 1650 (Mughal) Period
54.448 Accession
creature Tags
Hilt of a Hunting Sword Depicting Beasts of the Chase
Hilt of a Hunting Sword Depicting Beasts of the Chase Title
ca. 1680 (Baroque) Period
71.464 Accession
Holy Family Departing for Egypt
Holy Family Departing for Egypt Title
ca. 1625 (Baroque) Period
37.1197 Accession
Horned Jaguar Pendant
Horned Jaguar Pendant Title
800-1521 (Pre-Early Conquest) Period
57.266 Accession
creature, scary Tags
Human Head Pendant
Human Head Pendant Title
200-700 (Classic) Period
42.548 Accession
Ivory Cabinet
Ivory Cabinet Title
ca. 1550-1575 Period
71.1197 Accession
jesus, creature Tags
Ivory Pyx with Scenes from the Passion of Christ
Ivory Pyx with Scenes from the Passion of Christ Title
1490-1530 Period
71.108 Accession
ivory, indo-portuguese, catholic, container Tags
Jaguar Pendant
Jaguar Pendant Title
800-1521 (Pre-Early Conquest) Period
57.265 Accession
creature, talisman, fetish Tags
Jewel Casket with Busts of Emperors
Jewel Casket with Busts of Emperors Title
ca. 1560-1580; 19th century (Renaissance) Period
46.3 Accession
King Solomon Receiving the Queen of Sheba
King Solomon Receiving the Queen of Sheba Title
1620-1629 (Baroque) Period
37.2746 Accession
ethiopian Tags
Landscape with Tobias and the Angel
Landscape with Tobias and the Angel Title
1573-1630 (Baroque) Period
37.350 Accession
Leather Box for the Pennant of Francis I at the Battle of Pavia
Leather Box for the Pennant of Francis I at the Battle of Pavia Title
1525 (Renaissance) Period
73.1 Accession
Lion Attacking a Horse
Lion Attacking a Horse Title
model: 1580-1589; cast: early 18th century Period
54.669 Accession
jesus, creature, ouch, yum Tags
Madonna of the Immaculate Conception
Madonna of the Immaculate Conception Title
17th century Period
71.342 Accession
Medal of Emperor Leopold I
Medal of Emperor Leopold I Title
1694 (Baroque) Period
59.704 Accession
Medal of Ferdinand I (1503-64) as Emperor Elect
Medal of Ferdinand I (1503-64) as Emperor Elect Title
1558 (Renaissance) Period
59.479 Accession
Medal of Maximilian (1527-76) as King of Hungary and his Wife Maria of Spain
Medal of Maximilian (1527-76) as King of Hungary and his Wife Maria of Spain Title
1563 (Renaissance) Period
59.705 Accession
abondio, ferdinand, hungary, king, maximilian, medal, renaissance, silver, coin Tags
Medal with the Portrait of Pope Paul III
Medal with the Portrait of Pope Paul III Title
ca. 1545-1550 (Renaissance) Period
59.461 Accession
Medallion with Portrait of Emperor Charles V
Medallion with Portrait of Emperor Charles V Title
ca. 1521 (Renaissance) Period
54.1011 Accession
Merry Company
Merry Company Title
ca. 1630 (Baroque) Period
37.707 Accession
merry, music, raffael, santi, frivolous, drinking, dog, flute, festive Tags
Merrymakers in an Inn
Merrymakers in an Inn Title
1630-1639 (Baroque) Period
37.1741 Accession
inn, music, red, dog, dancing, flirting Tags
Milk Glass Vase in the Shape of a Pilgrim's Flask
Milk Glass Vase in the Shape of a Pilgrim's Flask Title
ca. 1525 (Renaissance) Period
47.30 Accession
Mining Operations along a River
Mining Operations along a River Title
1620-1629 (Baroque) Period
37.1730 Accession
landscape Tags
Nautilus Cup
Nautilus Cup Title
ca. 1630 (Baroque) Period
57.989 Accession
atlas, shell, cup, dutch, embellished Tags
Neolithic Axe Head
Neolithic Axe Head Title
ca. 5000 BC (Neolithic) Period
41.254 Accession
lithic, neolithic, paleolithic Tags
Noah's Family Assembling Animals before the Ark
Noah's Family Assembling Animals before the Ark Title
ca. 1660 (Baroque) Period
37.1998 Accession
ark, creature, leopard, birds, forest, germany, german Tags
Nose Ring with Four Rectangular Holes in Rim
Nose Ring with Four Rectangular Holes in Rim Title
800-1521 (Pre-Early Conquest) Period
57.292 Accession
Nose Ring with Oval Disc
Nose Ring with Oval Disc Title
700-1500 Period
57.361 Accession
gold, nose, ring, ornament, oval Tags
Nose Ring with Pierced Triangle and Diamond Decoration
Nose Ring with Pierced Triangle and Diamond Decoration Title
800-1521 (Pre-Early Conquest) Period
57.293 Accession
Ornament with Clasping Hands
Ornament with Clasping Hands Title
ca. 1611 (Baroque) Period
44.413 Accession
Ornamental Platter with Pond Life
Ornamental Platter with Pond Life Title
1560-1580 (Renaissance) Period
48.1345 Accession
Our Lady of the Rosary
Our Lady of the Rosary Title
1625-1675 (Baroque) Period
71.322 Accession
Paleolithic Axe Head
Paleolithic Axe Head Title
25th-10th millenium BC (Paleolithic) Period
41.251 Accession
Panorama with the Abduction of Helen Amidst the Wonders of the Ancient World
Panorama with the Abduction of Helen Amidst the Wonders of the Ancient World Title
1535 (Renaissance) Period
37.656 Accession
architecture, atmospheric, perspective, boat, story, landscape, helen, paris, slaves, ruins, abduction, foobar Tags
Peasant Wedding Dance
Peasant Wedding Dance Title
1607 (Baroque) Period
37.364 Accession
flemish, music, pieter, wedding Tags
Pendant Cross with Emeralds
Pendant Cross with Emeralds Title
1575-1650 (Baroque) Period
57.1745 Accession
Pendant of Jaguar with Two Double-Headed Snakes
Pendant of Jaguar with Two Double-Headed Snakes Title
800-1521 (Pre-Early Conquest) Period
57.300 Accession
Pendant of Musician with Feather Headdress Playing an Instrument
Pendant of Musician with Feather Headdress Playing an Instrument Title
800-1521 (Pre-Colombian) Period
57.284 Accession
Pendant with a Lion
Pendant with a Lion Title
1600-1650 (Baroque) Period
57.618 Accession
creature Tags
Pendant with an Official Wearing Earspools and a Headdress of Stylized Animals
Pendant with an Official Wearing Earspools and a Headdress of Stylized Animals Title
ca. 900 Period
42.307 Accession
Pendant with Shark and Snake
Pendant with Shark and Snake Title
800-1521 (Pre-Early Conquest) Period
57.285 Accession
panama, gold, pendant, jewelry, chiriqui, shark, snake, animal, pre-columbian, centralamerica, ancientamerica, ancientamericas, southamerica, necklace Tags
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