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Botanical model, Atropa belladonna, Solonaceae (fruit of Deadly Nightshade), mixed media, Dr Auzoux, Paris, France, c. 1880

Botanical model, Atropa belladonna, Solonaceae, (fruit of Deadly Nightshade), mixed media, Dr Auzoux, Paris, France, c. 1880.

Botanical model of fruit of Deadly Nightshade. square balck wooden base with metal pin. Flower open, dark purple fruit on green stem with leaves. Opens to reveal cross-section, including drawn and textured caverties and 6 modelled seeds on upper side. Opens by metal hinge. Incorrectly physically numnered as D10086.
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