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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 24 objects
STERCKSH\ZILVER\OUDFONDS\AS050401.BMP Read more

Seal stamp, Signet

1800 - 1900
Silver
B563001_01 Read more

Pendant Het erfelijk heelal

Landuyt Octave
Coral, Diamond, Gold alloy, Heliotrope, Jade, Jadeite, Operculum
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
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Mustard pot

1815 - 1832 - Deshorgnies Pierre-Louis
Glass, Silver
AM001801 Read more

Medal of the Fat Bullock

1850
Silver
F:\MUSAE\beelden\stercksh\sculptuu\Oudfonds\AS166201.bmp Read more

Garden statue: Allegory of Loyality

1700 - 1750
Stone
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Mantlepiece hanging

1550 - 1620
Textile
S61004 Read more

Purse

1827 - 1827 - Netelenbosch Weduwe Willem
Pearls, Silk, Silver, Steal, Textile
STERCKSH\ZILVER\OUDFONDS\AS1340A1.BMP Read more

Clasp

1815 - 1832 - Carpentier Corneille Charles
Silver
P:\MUSAE\beelden\stercksh\zilver\oudfonds\AS128302.jpg Read more

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

1761
Silver
B512012_01 Read more

Box Poisson

1916
Padouk, Silver
STERCKSH\ZILVER\1997\S9702001.BMP Read more

Knight on horseback

1800 - 1900, 1942 - 1970
Bone, Ivory, Malachite, Silver
DMK05001_09 Read more

Peacock brooch

1867 - 1867 - Baugrand Gustave
Diamond, Emerald, Gold, Pearls, Ruby, Sapphire
DMK95002_06 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
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Owl cup

1548 - 1549
Coconut, Silver
B541001_01 Read more

Hair ornament in case

1701 - 1800
Diamond, Gold, Iron, Ruby, Saffiaan, Silver
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