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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 3 objects
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Mustard pot

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

Owl cup

1548 - 1549
Coconut, Silver
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Duck terrine

1723 - 1736
Enamel (fused coating) , Porcelain