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Augustus, Elector of Saxony Cabinet of Curiosity.

magictransistor: “Eberhard Guarnerius Happel, The Princely Kunstkammer, Dresden, ”

shell collections

How to Make Faux Coral {Inspired by Pottery Barn} - (spray paint coral from the pet store/pet section at walmart)

Supernatural Hunters kit(I actually believe it is a real one!!! ( not made up for the movies I don't think so, anyone can look that up if they are so inclined to!)

The specimens of Alex CF ? Vampiric Anatomical Biological Research Case ~ Circa 1780 Francis Gerber Vampyric research case. The Specimens of Alex CF

The Wunderkammer, or as it is called in English, the Cabinet of Curiosities, was the 16th century forerunner of the modern museum. European kings and princes would send emissaries to the far flung reaches of the known world to bring back strange, exotic and rare objects, which were installed in a dedicated room in the palace for the ruler’s enjoyment.

The Wunderkammer, or as it is called in English, the Cabinet of Curiosities, was the century forerunner of the modern museum.

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Recreation of Ole Worm's Cabinet of Curiosities Museum by Artist Rosamond Purcell

A Cabinet of Curiosity!  Wikipedia definition: "An encyclopedic collection in Renaissance Europe of types of objects whose categorial boundaries were yet to be defined.... known by various names such as Cabinet of Wonder, and in German Kunstkammer ("art-room") or Wunderkammer ("wonder-room"). Modern terminology would categorize the objects included as belonging to natural history, geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art and antiquities"

This trompe-l’oeil painting of a cabinet of curiosities by Domenico Remps further blurs the boundary between nature and art, between real and fictitious spaces. (Domenico Remps, Cabinet of Curiosities, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence)

Love this, it's harder to get the photos behind the wooden squares than it looks..

An old printer's type tray employed as a hanging Ancestor Altar. Also could be a Shadow Box