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    Ring Stand
    Gifts from Heads of State1769

    Antique silver dish ring stand. Openwork and chased silver dish ring engraved with two pheasants among flowers and a cartouche with a crest flanked by a figure on the left and a wolf on the right. Three of four hallmarks are legible: the crowned harp certifies that the ring is 92.5% pure silver, Hibernia seated certifies proper excise duty was paid...

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    Punch Bowl with Base
    Gifts from Heads of Stateearly 19th century

    Large bowl and footed stand made of crystal cut with alternating panels of diamonds and fluting and sixteen fan-shaped lobes on the rim.

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    Desk Set: Fountain Pen and Pen Stand
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1962

    Fountain pen stand with rectangular base engraved with an outline drawing of a reclining lion. Black plastic holder for pen protrudes upward from base. Black plastic fountain pen for pen stand. Ball point pen with a clear plastic tip, black plastic end and tortoise shell band around center. Pen stand is part of an eight piece ivory desk set.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Creche Shadowbox
    Gifts from Heads of State

    Nativity scene made of mother of pearl inset into a shadow box in the shape of a star. The entire surface is inlayed with mother of pearl. A hinged wooden stand is attached to back side for support.

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    The Nativity
    Gifts from Heads of State

    Oil painting of the nativity with Jesus laying in the manger, Mary kneeling, and Joseph standing. Each of the figures have a yellow halo around their heads. The figures of Joseph, Mary and Jesus are portrayed as Africans. Yellow streak of paint through center of image implies the light from the star. The painting is executed in vibrant colors with ...

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    Table Amphora
    Gifts from Heads of State

    Unglazed amphora with 2 handles attached from neck to body. The Amphora is marked with a rouletting line around the shoulder. There are many marine encrustations on the amphora indicating that it laid on the sea floor for sometime prior to its discovery. This vessel is free standing with a flat bottom.

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    Spanish Olive Oil Amphora
    Gifts from Heads of State1st-3rd century AD

    This vessel is a Roman copy of a Spanish amphora form. It was used to transport olive oil during the early Roman period, similar to the amphora types Dressel 20 and 23. The amphora is wheel made, and has an undulating, globular shaped body on a short toe. The neck has two ovoid shaped handles attached at the shoulder, and the rim has a triangular p...

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