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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 8 objects
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Art Nouveau comb

1890 - 1910
Gold, Silver, Diamond, Ruby, Opal
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Bracelet / necklace

1860 - 1860
Gold, Enamel, Ruby, Diamond
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Duck terrine

1723 - 1736
Porcelain, Enamel
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Hair ornament in case

1701 - 1800
Gold, Diamond, Ruby, Saffiaan, Silver, Iron
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Holy Ghost Pendant in case

1640 - 1640
Gold, Ruby, Pearls, Leather, Velvet, Paper, Copper
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Our Lady with Child and sheep

1675 - 1700 - Willemssens Lodewijk
Tourmaline, Alabaster
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Owl cup

1548 - 1549
Silver, Coconut
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Peacock brooch

1867 - 1867 - Baugrand Gustave
Gold, Pearls, Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby, Diamond