model catepillar (by ojimbo)
A didactic model of a caterpillar by Dr Auzoux.
Mid to late 19th century
Built up of numerous parts, all of which has miniature labels with numbers, which would have referred to a printed explanation of the caterpillar. Made of gesso papier-mache and housed in its original pine box.
Box: 31in long, 5in deep, 7in high
Caterpillar: 29in length