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Model of a worker bee

Made by Auzoux, Louis in France, 1883.
Model of a worker bee bearing wax, made of papier mache, metal and hair. The bee is painted black and brown with orange horizontal stripes on the exterior of the abdomen and underneath. A section of the abdomen can be removed by a hook to show the internal organs, including the intestines, which are painted pink, green and white. The bee has three pairs of legs, with the two rear ones being covered in hair, and two pairs of wings which are folded back. The antennae at the front are black with bands of white lines that fold downwards.
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