Enigma Variations Collection: Miniature Antique Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' Book with a Specimen Butterfly in a Glass Display Dome Enigma Variations Collection: Miniature Antique Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' Book with a Specimen Butterfly in a Glass Display Dome
Enigma Variations Collection: Miniature Antique Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' Book with a Specimen Butterfly in a Glass Display Dome Enigma Variations Collection: Miniature Antique Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' Book with a Specimen Butterfly in a Glass Display Dome

Enigma Variations Collection: Miniature Antique Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' Book with a Specimen Butterfly in a Glass Display Dome

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Enigma Variations Collection: Miniature Antique 'Hamlet' book with a Specimen Butterfly in a Glass Display Dome

The ancient greeks believed that a new human soul was born every time an adult butterfly emerged from its cocoon.

A beautiful specimen butterfly, from an old museum collection, is placed on a miniature,  leather bound book from 1920s/30s, of Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet. This miniature world is presented in a glass dome with a black base.

Dimensions: height 12cm 


 

Enigma Variations

Unexpected juxtapositions: where antique artefacts have a poetic dialogue with the natural. 



Due to the fragility of the glass dome and its contents we have reluctantly decided not to offer a delivery service on this creation. Please purchase and arrange collection with the gallery. Thank you.

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