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1916

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Insect Cage, 19th century

This is a Cage. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1916. Its medium is woven reed, gilded paper (dome); lacquered wood (base); paper, wire and feather (insects). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was catalogued by Rebekah Pollock. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

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Insect Cage, 19th century; woven reed, gilded paper (dome); lacquered wood (base); paper, wire and feather (insects); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1916-40-1-a/d

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