Fossils – Sara Ketelsen
There was no single prevailing Renaissance theory as to what the fossils were.Read more.
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 bedsRead more.
Faith Painting – Emily Francisco
Paintings were objects of great value Paintings expressed wealth, intellect, and power, but they also could express religious convictions.Read more.
Reptilian Skeletons – Rose Kell
Snakes were included because they were known to be venomous and this was a reminder of the mortality of humanity,Read more.
Native American Portraits – Madison Desmond
Letters, chronicles, works of fiction, and visual arts in the sixteenth century reveal that the discovery of the New WorldRead more.
Insects – Devin Garnick
The collection of insects was a very specialized and complicated process that required patience, perseverance, and a good eye.Read more.
Fossils & Painting – Lauren Kauffman
Perhaps it was the mystery of fossils’ origins that led to collection and subsequent illustration or perhaps it was theRead more.
Fish- Shane Swink
Fish were a frequent subject of scientific inquiry during the 16th and 17th centuries, due to their heavy symbolism andRead more.
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 statueRead more.
Dutch Maps- Josh Poorman
People could view a representation of the world in maps, both literally and figuratively, and they thus mimicked the goalRead more.
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 toRead more.
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,Read more.
Capuchin Monkey Skeleton – Joanna Myers
With a long history rooted in symbolism, Capuchin monkeys are a prized New World species known for their intelligence andRead more.
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 newRead more.
Bible- Jill Duranko
The Renaissance thirst for knowledge rekindled an appreciation of the old; ancient texts, therefore, became exceedingly valuable.Read more.
The Bather- Peter Flood
The Bather is small statuette of a young woman discarding her garment as she steps into a pool of water.Read more.
Anatomical Models- Danielle Berardinelli
The human body and its physiology became the fascination of Renaissance naturalists and artists.Read more.