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The Feeder Feed: cabinet edition

At the Met there is a marvelous cabinet that belonged to Card. Barbarini who became Urban VIII. Don’t worry about the number of tassels. The varied.

There are some whimsical depictions of birds, including a reversal of fortune! … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Museum Song Bird Edition

Here is an Allegory of Music by Laurent de la Hyre (+1656).

The figure is playing a theorbo, or chitarrone, probably a symbol of musica “artificiale“. They had drone strings and produced a rather symphonic effect. On the other … Continue reading

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