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12/16 6-8 Homeschool // Celebrations

  • Pair of Kettledrums

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    Details

    Kettledrum

    about 1830

    Jacob Petersen, born in Arndahl, Norway, about 1790/91–1839, active in Hanover, Germany from 1822

    Dimensions

    Overall: 50.8 x 63.5 cm (20 x 25 in.) Weight: 15507.2 gm (547 oz.)

    Medium

    Silver, vellum

    Classification

    Silver

    Accession Number

    2006.814

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Koch Gallery (Europ. Painting 1500-1700) - 250 More Info

    Description

    A drum of hemispherical form, applied with the Royal Arms of England above the monogram of William IV (r. 1830-37). Below the monogram are crossed banners and battle honors for PENINSULA, GARZIA HERNANDEZ, and WATERLOO (unique to the Hannoverian garde du corps) chased on ribbons, also applied with eight trophies consisting of helmted cuirasses backed by trumpets, swords, musket and foliage, which form the bases for tension screws, all supported on three scroll acanthus supports linked by laurel swags and from which spread sprays of berried laurel.

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  • Peasants Carousing in a Tavern

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    Details

    Peasants Carousing in a Tavern

    Adriaen Brouwer, Dutch, about 1606–1638

    Dimensions

    33.3 x 49.2 cm (13 1/8 x 19 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on panel

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    56.1185

    Collections
    Europe More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • The dog's wedding

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    Details

    The "Dogs Wedding"

    about 1755

    Höchst Manufactory, Germany

    Dimensions

    Height: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Hard-paste porcelain

    Classification

    Ceramics, Porcelain

    Accession Number

    2006.1033

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Future AOE Gallery (18th c.) - 142 More Info

    Description

    White group of a poodle and eight other dogs on and around a kennel, blowing horns, bagpipes and howling.

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  • Mask

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    Details

    Mask (mwana pwo)

    19th–early 20th century

    Dimensions

    19.05 cm (7 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Wood, fiber, metal, and pigment

    Classification

    Masks

    Accession Number

    1996.379

    Collections
    Africa and Oceania More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

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