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|Caption||The nautilus, a mollusk related to the squid, stopped evolving millions of years ago. It is literally a living fossil, and its shell was considered one of nature’s wonders. Most of the elements of this cup – the dolphin, mermen, and Neptune on a seahorse – allude to the sea. The exception is the satyr who holds the shell aloft: he is a denizen of fields and forests. Origin: Low Countries. Date: c 1590. Object ID: BK-1953-23.|
|Artwork medium||silver, nautilus shell|
|Neptune dolphin ornament offspring companion train Nautilus cup|
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|YR0018723||1,875 x 2,500 pixels||4|
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