Typically, in these microcosms of the world, stuffed animals jostled for attention with exotic shells, historical relics, antiquities and works of art. Roman terracotta lamps or Ming porcelain bowls might represent the world of ceramics. A giant crocodile hung from the ceiling of Ferrante Imperato’s cabinet in Naples among stuffed birds, fish, and shells. This apothecary’s natural history research collection was one of the earliest to be recorded in a 1599 engraving.
Christopher Marley ǀ Biophilia opens at WMODA and the Gallery of Amazing Things on December 5th. Click here to reserve your complimentary invitation to the opening night.