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  • Object: Model ship

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0047a Norwegian American United States Date: 20th century Materials: Wood, cloth, paint Photo via: ESONET/EMSO   This model is a representation of the Norwegian immigrant boat ‘Restauration,’ other names for the boat include ‘Restoration’, ‘Restaurasjonen’ and ‘Restorasjon.’ This model was [...]

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  • Object: Effigy

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0198z Judas Effigy Catholic Mexico Date: Unknown Materials: Bamboo, paper mache, paint   On Sabado de Gloria (Holy Saturday), following Good Friday, it is a Mexican tradition to explode paper mache figures with fireworks in large city centers. The paper [...]

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  • Object: Incense burner

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0450c Incense burner (thurible) Lebanese Date: Unknown Materials: Brass A thurible is a metal censer in which incense is burned during religious services. The thurible is suspended from chains and is gently swung by the priest or thurifer  in order [...]

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  • Object: Statuette

    Sep 25, 2018

    Photo via: Wikimedia Commons I-0008c Statuette of Saint Michael Catholic Guatemala (?) Date: 20th century Materials: Wood Michael the Archangel is primarily celebrated and revered in three religions in Texas and across the world: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. He is [...]

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  • Object: Stationery

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0005a Stationery American Fredericksburg, TX Date: ca. 1900 Materials: Paper This artifact is a single sheet of stationery used by the Bank of Fredericksburg in Texas. The seal, dated with the year 1900 in the upper left corner of the [...]

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