Cabinet of Wonder
Medium:Wood Cabinet and Bronze Sculptures
Height: 82 in
Width: 75 in
Depth: 39 in
Cabinet of wonder; light wood case with glass windows, filled with random, intricate trinkets.
"'Wunderkammers' ('Cabinets of Wonder') were quite popular and even common in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. They were private collections of natural and human-made objects sometimes housed in a single display cabinet, and sometimes filling entire rooms. They were the precursors to what we now know as museums. A primary distinction, however, is that museums specialize in the display of a particular kind of object... The aim of the cabinet of wonder was to be a microcosm of the world- to collect and display as many different kinds of objects as there are in the world." -Elona Van Gent