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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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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
Pendant with Winged Female Half-Figures
Pendant with Winged Female Half-Figures Title
ca. 1550-1600 (Renaissance) Period
44.477 Accession
Pierced Plaque with a Dragon
Pierced Plaque with a Dragon Title
ca. 15th century Period
42.1464 Accession
Plaque with the Annunciation
Plaque with the Annunciation Title
ca. 1600 (Baroque) Period
46.9 Accession
Plaque with the Virgin's House at Loreto
Plaque with the Virgin's House at Loreto Title
ca. 1550 (Renaissance) Period
44.305 Accession
Platter
Platter Title
ca. 1640-1660 (Baroque) Period
47.429 Accession
Portable Writing Desk with Geometric Patterns and Moorish Designs
Portable Writing Desk with Geometric Patterns and Moorish Designs Title
1550-1650 (Late Renaissance) Period
65.22 Accession
Portrait of a Courtier
Portrait of a Courtier Title
ca. 1565 Period
37.380 Accession
Portrait of a Gentleman
Portrait of a Gentleman Title
1560-1569 (Renaissance) Period
37.563 Accession
Portrait of a Nobleman in Armor
Portrait of a Nobleman in Armor Title
ca. 1570-1580 (Renaissance) Period
27.409 Accession
Portrait of a Noblewoman
Portrait of a Noblewoman Title
1617 (Baroque) Period
37.377 Accession
Portrait of an Infant Boy Holding an Apple
Portrait of an Infant Boy Holding an Apple Title
ca. 1600 Period
37.2004 Accession
Portrait of Infante Ferdinand of Spain
Portrait of Infante Ferdinand of Spain Title
ca. 1575 (Renaissance) Period
37.551 Accession
Presentoir and Serving Fork
Presentoir and Serving Fork Title
1580-1620 (Baroque) Period
57.1565 Accession
Reclining River Nymph
Reclining River Nymph Title
ca. 1650-1700 (Baroque) Period
27.426 Accession
Reliquary with Relics of Christ's Shroud and of Various Martyrs
Reliquary with Relics of Christ's Shroud and of Various Martyrs Title
1598 (Baroque) Period
62.3 Accession
Rock Crystal Casket
Rock Crystal Casket Title
ca. 1470-1500 (late Medieval-Renaissance) Period
57.695 Accession
Saint Anthony Assaulted by Demons
Saint Anthony Assaulted by Demons Title
1625-1630 (Baroque) Period
37.1006 Accession
Saint Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata
Saint Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata Title
1620-1629 (Baroque) Period
37.783 Accession
Saint George and the Dragon
Saint George and the Dragon Title
1620-1644 Period
37.1769 Accession
Saint Sebastian
Saint Sebastian Title
1680-1700 (Baroque) Period
71.362 Accession
lute Tags
Scarab
Scarab Title
664-486 BC (Late Period) Period
42.383 Accession
Scarab
Scarab Title
664-525 BC (Late Period) Period
42.364 Accession
Scarab Amulet
Scarab Amulet Title
1330-1213 BC (New Kingdom) Period
42.2 Accession
Scarab Amulet
Scarab Amulet Title
1070-736 BC (Third Intermediate) Period
42.58 Accession
Scarab Amulet
Scarab Amulet Title
1648-1539 BC (Second Intermediate; Hyksos; Late MB IIB) Period
42.16 Accession
Scarab Amulet
Scarab Amulet Title
1794-1539 BC (late Middle Kingdom-early Second Intermediate) Period
42.14 Accession
Scarab Amulet
Scarab Amulet Title
1648-1539 BC (Second Intermediate Period; Hyksos) Period
42.25 Accession
Scarab of Akhenaten
Scarab of Akhenaten Title
1351-1334 BC (Amarna) Period
42.71 Accession
Scarab of Hatshepsut
Scarab of Hatshepsut Title
1479-1458 BC (New Kingdom) Period
42.60 Accession
Scarab of Neferu-Re
Scarab of Neferu-Re Title
1479-1458 BC (New Kingdom) Period
42.56 Accession
red Tags
Scarab of Thutmose IV
Scarab of Thutmose IV Title
1397-1388 BC (New Kingdom) Period
42.72 Accession
Scarab of Thutmose IV
Scarab of Thutmose IV Title
1397-1388 BC (New Kingdom) Period
42.73 Accession
Scarab with a King Holding a Captive
Scarab with a King Holding a Captive Title
1279-1213 BC (New Kingdom) Period
42.381 Accession
creature Tags
Seated Brahma
Seated Brahma Title
15th-17th century Period
54.2555 Accession
Seated Guanyin
Seated Guanyin Title
ca. 1575-1600 Period
41.132 Accession
Shark Pendant
Shark Pendant Title
800-1521 (Pre-Early Conquest) Period
57.287 Accession
creature, shark Tags
Southern Seaport in a Storm
Southern Seaport in a Storm Title
1660-1669 (Baroque) Period
37.1921 Accession
Spoon and Fork with Heads of Minerva
Spoon and Fork with Heads of Minerva Title
1550-1600 (Renaissance) Period
57.678 Accession
Standard Bearer
Standard Bearer Title
1300-1520 Period
29.1 Accession
Standing Buddha in Abhayamudra
Standing Buddha in Abhayamudra Title
16th century Period
54.2815 Accession
Standing Male Figure
Standing Male Figure Title
ca. 14th century Period
42.328 Accession
Statue Fragment of the Head of a Young Satyr
Statue Fragment of the Head of a Young Satyr Title
2nd century Period
23.110 Accession
Tankard with Medal of Sigismond I, King of Poland
Tankard with Medal of Sigismond I, King of Poland Title
Tankard: ca. 1550-1575; Medal: 1538 (Renaissance) Period
57.1029 Accession
Tarquinius Attacking Lucretia
Tarquinius Attacking Lucretia Title
ca. 1600-1625 (Baroque) Period
54.662 Accession
sexual, assault Tags
The Archdukes Albert and Isabella Visiting a Collector's Cabinet
The Archdukes Albert and Isabella Visiting a Collector's Cabinet Title
ca. 1621-1623 Period
37.2010 Accession
costume, jan, monkey, collector, dogs, cute, teacher, resource, kit, flowers, statue, chamberofwonders, dwarf, amazing Tags
The Christ Child as Good Shepherd
The Christ Child as Good Shepherd Title
1600-1650 Period
71.324 Accession
The Guard Room
The Guard Room Title
ca. 1642 (Baroque) Period
37.1692 Accession
The Infant Christ with Instruments of the Passion
The Infant Christ with Instruments of the Passion Title
ca. 1640 (Baroque) Period
27.374 Accession
The Jolly Drinker
The Jolly Drinker Title
1624-1626 (Baroque) Period
37.2745 Accession
beer, peasant, drunk Tags
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