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Still Life with Stag Beetle – Flegel 1635

Georg Flegel  1566 – 1638

Keeping with the bugs and food theme from the other day.

Detail: beetle, fish food, knife, plate, onion, glass goblet, jug, bread, wine, cheese. delft

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  1. Any guess what the material the lidded jug is made from? Is it carved or molded? The way the artist has captured the reflection makes me think of ivory or maybe a fine grain soapstone or other soft mineral. I think it’s a great piece.

    I love all the still lifes; there’s so much detail. And a sense of humor to include the bugs, as well the worm holes in the wood of the table.

    1. Any guess what the material the ldiedd jug is made from? Is it carved or molded? The way the artist has captured the reflection makes me think of ivory or maybe a fine grain soapstone or other soft mineral. I think it’s a great piece.I love all the still lifes; there’s so much detail. And a sense of humor to include the bugs, as well the worm holes in the wood of the table.

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