|This early-17th-century nautilus cup is just one|
of too-many-to-count things gifted to the
Metropolitan Museum of Art by J. Pierpont Morgan.
The silver gilt mounts depict Neptune riding a whale,
with Jonah emerging unscathed from its mouth.
(Even the shell alone would be beautiful enough, I think.)
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