From an italian cabinet of curiosity, note that small person was part of collection as well as guide to collection.
Most interestingly draw attention up to decorations on the highest panel. simple forms made form tools and weapons. I have seen this in many of the different books I have looked in. the bit about the literal cabinet and the ceiling packed with different patterns and specimens creating these patterns.
Very morbid subject… but a slightly more interesting base.
From the original cabinets of curiosity in Paris.
I couldn’t photograph the plinths in the anatomy museum in Glasgow which was such a shame as I’ve never seen any so intricate again. Tthis ones are so dull and ‘useful’ dome bases.