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Sixteenth-century German Kunstkammer objects, each the size of a hand. Pieces of ore were cut and polished to make a mining scene (or landscapes or crucifixion scenes) and mounted on a silver-gilt stand.

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Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.


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