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Jan Luyken - Lapland Sami Shamanistic magic drum, 1682ámi_drum
16th-century rare knives engraved with Musical Scores allowed the guests to sing at the end of the meal. Photo by Johan Oosterman.
A lukasa (memory Board) Luba people, DR of Congo. Lukasa are used in oral retelling of history in Luba culture. The master who has skill & knowledge to read the lukasa will use it as mnemonic device, feeling the beads, shells, & pegs to recount history & solve current problems.
Mid 20th century Ceremonial Belt of a Medicine Man from the Fang people of Gabon. The belt includes amulets made from animal bones, ivory and metal and filled leather pouches
Italian, Sicily, early 18th century, The vision of Saint Francis
Jenny Holzer, lustmord-table (1994)
Group of Five Wooden Glove and Mitten Stretchers, America, late 19th/early 20th century
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, assorted chair sculptures made of painted poultry bones, with adhesive and varnish, variable dimensions (photo by Rich Maciejewski)
Max Ernst, Paysage aux feuilles, 1920, Collage and Gouache on Paper
Albrecht Durer - Saint Jerome in his study, 1495–1514
Pol Bury (1922-2005) - 16 Balls, 16 Cubes in 8 Rows, 1966.
Vintage microscope slides
Alexandre Isidore Leroy de Barde (1777-1828), Selection of Shells Arranged on Shelves, watercolor and gouache on heavy paper.
Paper Clips
Fernand Cuville - Collection of German shells that have not burst, 1917.
Joseph Cornell- Image Object (Roses des Vents) 1942-53
Cotton buttons
Bread bag plastic clips
Group of Figural Steel, Wood, possibly Pennsylvania, early 19th century
Allan McCollum - Collection of 120 drawings, 1988-1991. 120 drawings. 304.8 × 480.1 cm
Antique embroidered monogram set A-Z : 26 pieces
Beetle collection.
Burke and Hare Murder Dolls
In the late 1820s, two men in Edinburgh, William Hare and William Burke, killed 16 people, mostly by smothering, and sold their wares to a Dr. Knox at the University.
Burke and Hare Murder Dolls
Later, a young boy playing in a cave, came across a collection of 17 carved wooden dolls, about the size of a finger, each in its own tiny coffin. The dolls greatly resembled the victims of Burke & Hare.
Burke and Hare Murder Dolls
DNA tests on the macabre toys against the remains of Burke yielded no results. Only 8 of the 17 are still known to exist, and can be seen at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.
Ivory teeth from 1780, with a tooth worm and the sufferings of Hell.
Mary Lieb - Cell floor decorated with torn strips of cloth, patterns ripped out from bed sheets,1894. The Prinzhorn Collection. She was hospitalized in the Heidelberg clinic, diagnosed with “periodic mania”.
Jewelled skeleton, discovered in the Roman Catacombs, late 16th century.…
Varna Necropolis, a burial site in Bulgaria, with some of the world's oldest gold jewellery
Gabriel Orozco - installation at the Guggenheim, 2013. Made up of thousands of items of flotsam and jetsam that the artist gathered at a protected coastal biosphere in Baja California Sur, Mexico, where flows of industrial and commercial waste from across the Pacific Ocean arrive
A nasothek is a collection of the broken noses of statues and busts.
Louise Bourgeois: Red Room (Child) (1994)
Tony Cragg - Cumulus, 1998
Jason Rhoades, My Brother/Brancuzi, 1995.
1890s photo showing a variety of armor and weapons typically used by samurai.
Sconce C. 1630 Collection of Louis XIV
Antique agate cameos
Human skull (Tibet)
Chinese lotus shoe?
South German anatomical model of an eye, probably late 17th century
Kidney stones, diameter 5 cm. Photo via Maria Verstappen.
World Speed Skating Champion Oscar Mathisen (1888-1954)
Shaman’s Drum
Ojime beads, carved 19th century,
Eva Hesse
Gabi Mann - Birds collection.
Eight-year-old girl Gabi Mann feeds the crows in her garden - and they bring her gifts in return.…
No Name Design - Die Wunderkammer von Franco Clivio…
A sampling of prosthetics from the 1800 to the mid 1930s
Tutankhamun's tomb. Protection for the dead Pharaoh. The jackal-headed god of the dead Anubis guarding the treasure chamber of the tomb.
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