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A private cabinet of curiosities. Items include from top left, red coral, venus flower basket, macaw skull, Tibetan shrine, lens condenser, spiny shell, chinese ink case, sea bird skull, microscope and miniature book, Thai Buddhist idol, ostrich skull, starving Budda figure and handaxe, medical specimen skull, plaster brain model, chinese compass clock, Tasli Russian devil, giant barnacles, preserved fish, mammoth tooth, carved dragon.

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The Otherist Amsterdam: Cabinet of Curiosities | retail concept store amsterdam interior butterfly


Accumulated in these cabinets were a concoction of phenomenons, from preserved animals and skeletons to more commonly seen matter. The rarer an item, the more attractive it appeared. Nevertheless, all items were recorded and displayed in a meticulous manner.