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Metropolitan Museum of Art displays treasures of Europe's royal courts

Hat Ornament with the 'Dresden Green' diamond from the Diamond Garniture. The exhibitIon "Making Marvels, Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe" features more than 150 treasures from several of the world's most prestigious collections.           
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Hat Ornament with the 'Dresden Green' diamond from the Diamond Garniture. The exhibitIon "Making Marvels, Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe" features more than 150 treasures from several of the world's most prestigious collections. ...more

Hat Ornament with the 'Dresden Green' diamond from the Diamond Garniture. The exhibitIon "Making Marvels, Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe" features more than 150 treasures from several of the world's most prestigious collections. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Green Turban Shell Cup and Cover by German Johann Joachim Busch ca. 1600. The exhibit opens November 25th. 
 

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Green Turban Shell Cup and Cover by German Johann Joachim Busch ca. 1600. The exhibit opens November 25th. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Green Turban Shell Cup and Cover by German Johann Joachim Busch ca. 1600. The exhibit opens November 25th. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A miniature model carriage From the Esterhazy Schatzkammer.   REUTERS/Mike Segar

A miniature model carriage From the Esterhazy Schatzkammer. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A miniature model carriage From the Esterhazy Schatzkammer. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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The Draughtsman-Writer, ca. 1800.   REUTERS/Mike Segar

The Draughtsman-Writer, ca. 1800. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The Draughtsman-Writer, ca. 1800. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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The Draughtsman-Writer, ca. 1800. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The Draughtsman-Writer, ca. 1800. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The Draughtsman-Writer, ca. 1800. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Two Sherical clocks built by German George Seydell before 1688. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Two Sherical clocks built by German George Seydell before 1688. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Two Sherical clocks built by German George Seydell before 1688. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Two Spherical Clocks built by German George Seydell before 1688. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Two Spherical Clocks built by German George Seydell before 1688. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Two Spherical Clocks built by German George Seydell before 1688. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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An Odometer by Christoph Trechsler the Elder from Dresden, Germany ca.1584. REUTERS/Mike Segar

An Odometer by Christoph Trechsler the Elder from Dresden, Germany ca.1584. REUTERS/Mike Segar

An Odometer by Christoph Trechsler the Elder from Dresden, Germany ca.1584. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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An Odometer by Christoph Trechsler the Elder from Dresden, Germany ca.1584. REUTERS/Mike Segar

An Odometer by Christoph Trechsler the Elder from Dresden, Germany ca.1584. REUTERS/Mike Segar

An Odometer by Christoph Trechsler the Elder from Dresden, Germany ca.1584. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A section of the 'Western Astrolabe' Salzburg, ca. 1591.  
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A section of the 'Western Astrolabe' Salzburg, ca. 1591. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A section of the 'Western Astrolabe' Salzburg, ca. 1591. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Magic Lantern Clock by German Matthias Gaill second half of the 17th century. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Magic Lantern Clock by German Matthias Gaill second half of the 17th century. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Magic Lantern Clock by German Matthias Gaill second half of the 17th century. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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The "150Invention" Mask worn by Augustus the Strong in 1709. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The "150Invention" Mask worn by Augustus the Strong in 1709. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The "150Invention" Mask worn by Augustus the Strong in 1709. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Automaton Clock with Bacchus Figure, German, Augsburg, late 16th century.   REUTERS/Mike Segar

Automaton Clock with Bacchus Figure, German, Augsburg, late 16th century. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Automaton Clock with Bacchus Figure, German, Augsburg, late 16th century. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Encryption Device from France, 1550.   REUTERS/Mike Segar

Encryption Device from France, 1550. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Encryption Device from France, 1550. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Mirror Clock, from Germany ca. 1565-70. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Mirror Clock, from Germany ca. 1565-70. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Mirror Clock, from Germany ca. 1565-70. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Wire-Drawing Bench with Accessories by German Leonhard Danner ca. 1565. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Wire-Drawing Bench with Accessories by German Leonhard Danner ca. 1565. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Wire-Drawing Bench with Accessories by German Leonhard Danner ca. 1565. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A section of the Wire-Drawing Bench with Accessories by German Leonhard Danner ca. 1565. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A section of the Wire-Drawing Bench with Accessories by German Leonhard Danner ca. 1565. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A section of the Wire-Drawing Bench with Accessories by German Leonhard Danner ca. 1565. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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"The Moving Monk" an automated figure of a monk, ca. 1550. REUTERS/Mike Segar

"The Moving Monk" an automated figure of a monk, ca. 1550. REUTERS/Mike Segar

"The Moving Monk" an automated figure of a monk, ca. 1550. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Equation Clock from Germany, 1591. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Equation Clock from Germany, 1591. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Equation Clock from Germany, 1591. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Silver furnishings of Prince Paul I Esterhazy ca. 1655 are seen on display during a press preview of the exhibitIon "Making Marvels, Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe" featuring more than 150 treasures from several of the world's most prestigious collections, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, U.S., November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Silver furnishings of Prince Paul I Esterhazy ca. 1655 are seen on display during a press preview of the exhibitIon "Making Marvels, Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe" featuring more than 150 treasures from several of the world's most...more

Silver furnishings of Prince Paul I Esterhazy ca. 1655 are seen on display during a press preview of the exhibitIon "Making Marvels, Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe" featuring more than 150 treasures from several of the world's most prestigious collections, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, U.S., November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Picture Puzzle of Christian V, King of Denmark and Norway ca. 1685.   REUTERS/Mike Segar

Picture Puzzle of Christian V, King of Denmark and Norway ca. 1685. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Picture Puzzle of Christian V, King of Denmark and Norway ca. 1685. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Automaton Clock with Bacchus Figure and case below, German, Augsburg, late 16th century.   REUTERS/Mike Segar

Automaton Clock with Bacchus Figure and case below, German, Augsburg, late 16th century. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Automaton Clock with Bacchus Figure and case below, German, Augsburg, late 16th century. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Solar Observation Shield, German, Augsburg, first quarter of the 17th century.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

Solar Observation Shield, German, Augsburg, first quarter of the 17th century. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Solar Observation Shield, German, Augsburg, first quarter of the 17th century. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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"Western Astrolabe" Salzburg, ca. 1591. REUTERS/Mike Segar

"Western Astrolabe" Salzburg, ca. 1591. REUTERS/Mike Segar

"Western Astrolabe" Salzburg, ca. 1591. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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