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Life Under the Dome: Foreign Gifts

Gift giving between government dignitaries is an important part of modern-day international relations. The Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act (5 U.S.C. § 7342) governs the acceptance and use of all gifts received on behalf of the United States by a senator or Senate employee from a foreign government official. Some of these gifts have been transferred to the Senate Collection and are presented here, organized by date with the oldest object listed first.

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Black Lacquer Cabinet
Smoking Set
Silver Tray
Coral Necklace
Pietra Dura Box and Plat...
Alabaster Polar Bear Fig...
Jade Bird Figurine
Afghan Rug
Silk Embroidered Still L...
Scroll Container
Carved Wood Bookends
Silver Bowl and Lid
Amethyst Mineral Specime...
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