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Fragment of a Tribal Wooden Shield

Fragment of a Tribal Wooden Shield

Fragment of an African tribal wooden shield from the William K. Vanderbilt, Jr S collection.

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June 26, 2016
View over Northport Bay

View over Northport Bay

View over Northport Bay from the Vanderbilt Mansion - former 43-acre estate of William K. Vanderbilt II, now the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum.

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June 26, 2016
Passage to the Sea

Passage to the Sea

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. Eagle's Nest - William K. Vanderbilt, Jr's Gold Coast-era Moorish Mansion, located in Centerpoint, Long Island, NY.

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June 26, 2016
Scandinavian Modernism Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely

Scandinavian Modernism Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely

Scandinavian Modernism Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely, Josiah McElheny, 2005.
Hand-blown mirrored glass objects, transparent and industrial mirror, chrome, metal, wood, electric lighting.

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April 23, 2016
Block Statue of Ay

Block Statue of Ay

Limestone. New Kingdom, late Dynasty XVIII, reign of Tutankhamun.

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April 23, 2016
Magical Fish

Magical Fish

Pottery, painted. New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III (circa 1390-1352 B.C.E.) or Akhenaten (circa 1352-1336 B.C.E.). The fish represented is the perch or bolti (Tilapia nilotica), a creature that attracted the attention of the ancient Egyptians by its breeding habits. When bolti eggs have been deposited and fertilized, the female draws them into her mouth and keeps them there until they hatch. The Egyptians came to view the bolti as an animal capable of spontaneous generation and thus as a symbol of resurrection and rebirth.

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April 23, 2016
Spooky

Spooky

A fragment of an artifact. Brooklyn Museum.

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April 23, 2016
U.S. Navy Deep Dive System Mark 1 (DDS-MK1)

U.S. Navy Deep Dive System Mark 1 (DDS-MK1)

Experimental dive system from 1968. Man in the Sea Museum, Panama City Beach, Florida.

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April 08, 2016
Tech Diver - IUC Yellow Submarine

Tech Diver - IUC Yellow Submarine

Man in the Sea Museum, Panama City Beach, Florida.

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April 08, 2016
Finally Done with the MET’s 1st Floor