Fossils – Sara Ketelsen
There was no single prevailing Renaissance theory as to what the fossils were.
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Fossil Artifacts –Dina Mohamed-Aly
The items on display in the Gettysburg Collection Cabinet are present-day decorative stone pieces, carved out of marbleized fossil beds
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Faith Painting – Emily Francisco
Paintings were objects of great value Paintings expressed wealth, intellect, and power, but they also could express religious convictions.
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Reptilian Skeletons – Rose Kell
Snakes were included because they were known to be venomous and this was a reminder of the mortality of humanity,
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Native American Portraits – Madison Desmond
Letters, chronicles, works of fiction, and visual arts in the sixteenth century reveal that the discovery of the New World
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Insects – Devin Garnick
The collection of insects was a very specialized and complicated process that required patience, perseverance, and a good eye.
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Fossils & Painting – Lauren Kauffman
Perhaps it was the mystery of fossils’ origins that led to collection and subsequent illustration or perhaps it was the
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Fish- Shane Swink
Fish were a frequent subject of scientific inquiry during the 16th and 17th centuries, due to their heavy symbolism and
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Mercury Statue – Marissa Mellan
The bronze Mercury statue presented in the Gettysburg Cabinet exemplifies the god’s quickness, a copy of one of the most famous statue
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Dutch Maps- Josh Poorman
People could view a representation of the world in maps, both literally and figuratively, and they thus mimicked the goal
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Coral and Sea Stars – Rebecca Deffler
Importantly, there was a longstanding tradition of the oceanic environment mirroring the heavens, because the terrestrial earth was considered to
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Chinese Jade Carvings – Josh Griffiths
Artifacts from Asia were highly esteemed in Renaissance Europe, and porcelain, silk, paintings, ivory and mother-of-pearl were often traded; jade,
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Capuchin Monkey Skeleton – Joanna Myers
With a long history rooted in symbolism, Capuchin monkeys are a prized New World species known for their intelligence and
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Break-Circuit Chronometer – Sean Pethybridge
The marine chronometer enabled sailors and explorers to calculate their longitude with an unprecedented degree of accuracy, thereby spurring on a new
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Bible- Jill Duranko
The Renaissance thirst for knowledge rekindled an appreciation of the old; ancient texts, therefore, became exceedingly valuable.
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The Bather- Peter Flood
The Bather is small statuette of a young woman discarding her garment as she steps into a pool of water.
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Anatomical Models- Danielle Berardinelli
The human body and its physiology became the fascination of Renaissance naturalists and artists.
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African Masks- Molly Reynolds
The African masks on display in the Gettysburg Cabinet reflect the ambition of the Renaissance collector to possess and exhibit
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