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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:30:59 +0000
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Object of the Day
acanthus
animals
curling
engraving
Fragile Beasts
grotesques
metalwork
ornament
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<img width="640" height="420" src="http://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/OTD_bommel-700x459.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="OTD_bommel" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;" srcset="http://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/OTD_bommel-300x197.jpg 300w, http://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/OTD_bommel-700x459.jpg 700w, http://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/OTD_bommel.jpg 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" data-attachment-id="20158" data-orig-file="http://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/OTD_bommel.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,672" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="OTD_bommel" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="http://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/OTD_bommel-300x197.jpg" data-large-file="http://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/OTD_bommel-700x459.jpg" />A lion and a hare are composed entirely of scrolling acanthus leaves in this late-seventeenth-century engraving. It is the fifth plate from a suite of six designs for gold ornament, entitled Neu-ersonnene Gold-Schmieds Grillen (New Designs for Ornaments in Gold). The acanthus motif, whose origins date to ancient Greece and Rome, was omnipresent in European...
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