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date: 26 June 2022

Wunderkammer 

Source:
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
Author(s):

Michael Clarke

(German, ‘wonder chamber’)By the end of the 16th century the term was virtually synonymous with *Kunstkammer. However, it was originally used in mid-century to describe a room containing a private collection of rare natural history specimens such as corals, but above all curiosities such as mandrakes, misshapen antlers, or narwhal tusks. Wunderkammern were predecessors of natural history ... ...

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