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