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The animals went in two by two

Courageous as a lion, faithful as a dog, sly as a fox… Over the centuries many animals have been anthropomorphized on the basis of stereotypical traits commonly associated with particular species. However, the symbolism can be changeable, ambiguous or even contradictory, which makes things complicated. For instance, the owl stood for wisdom, but also for foolishness. Make sense of that if you will!

We found 23 objects
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Mustard pot

1815 - 1832 - Deshorgnies Pierre-Louis
Glass, Silver
Dasspeld in etui Read more

Tie pin in case

1893 - 1937, 1900 - 1900
Gold, Pearls, Ruby
S17009 Read more

Stickpin with fly and etui

1832 - 1869
Enamel (fused coating) , Gold, Lapis lazuli
S17008 Read more

Stickpin with snake and etui

1832 - 1869
Diamond, Gold, Sapphire
S1700601_01 Read more

Stickpin with horsehead and etui

1832 - 1869
Gold, Silk, Silver, Velvet
B545001_02 Read more

Art deco brooch and etui

1920 - 1930
Diamond, Emerald, Platinum, Ruby, Sapphire
B516005_01 Read more

Snake-shaped brooch

1850 - 1890
Diamond, Gold, Ruby, Sapphire, Silver
Koningsstaf Read more

King's sceptre of Putte's Guild of Saint Sebastian

Medaille van de Vette Os Read more

Medal of the Fat Bullock

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Garden statue: Allegory of Loyality

1700 - 1750
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Mantlepiece hanging

1550 - 1620
Brass, Textile
S61004 Read more


1827 - 1827 - Netelenbosch Weduwe Willem
Pearls, Silk, Silver, Steal, Textile
Mantelhaak Read more


1815 - 1832 - Carpentier Corneille Charles
Zegelstempel Read more

Seal stamp, Signet

1800 - 1900
Doos <i>Poisson</i> Read more

Box Poisson

Padouk, Silver
STERCKSH\ZILVER\1997\S9702001.BMP Read more

Knight on horseback

1800 - 1900, 1942 - 1970
Bone, Ivory, Malachite, Silver
Pauwenbroche Read more

Peacock brooch

1867 - 1867 - Baugrand Gustave
Diamond, Emerald, Gold, Pearls, Ruby, Sapphire
Art Nouveau haarkam Read more

Art Nouveau comb

1890 - 1910
Diamond, Gold, Opal, Ruby, Silver
DMK99004_01 Read more

Bracelet / necklace

1860 - 1860
Diamond, Enamel (fused coating) , Gold, Ruby
Uilenbeker Read more

Owl cup

1548 - 1549
Coconut, Silver
Heilige Geesthanger Read more

Holy Ghost Pendant in case

1640 - 1640
Copper, Gold, Leather, Paper, Pearls, Ruby, Velvet
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