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COLLECTION Identifier: 40-77-40/14326.1

Duchess of Mecklenburg collection records


  • 1878 - 1948


34 boxes (The Duchess of Mecklenburg collection records details the findings and correspondence of Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1856-1929). In her life she transformed from a princess to a renowned archaeologist who was committed to the practice of antiquities without any formal training. Through her excavations, and with imperial connections as well as family wealth, she assembled over 20,000 objects from 21 Iron Age (800 B.C.—A.D. 1) burial sites in Slovenia. Further documentation contains letters between auctioneers, friends, and colleagues, as well as field notes and photographs of burial sites. )

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Accessions 34-25 and 40-77, Peabody Museum

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Duchess of Mecklenburg Collection records
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