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    In the 17th-century, Dutch people were busy exploring the globe. They enjoyed collecting objects from around the world and filling their homes with beautiful, new possessions. They also liked to have their belongings painted in scenes like this one. Do you collect anything?

    Click on the items in the description below.

    The table rug is from the Middle East; the pearls on the woman’s necklace come from Asia or the Pacific Islands.

    The man and young woman were playing guitar and cello. Now they are taking a break from the music.

    These statues of chubby little boys are called putti, and when they appear it usually means that love is in the air.

    The artist who painted this picture used diagonal lines to make it look like the window frame is close to you and the landscape is far away.



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