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Model, Salvia Officinalis

This is a Model. It is dated 1875–1898. Its medium is wood, papier-mâché, cardboard, plaster, reed pith, metal, string, feathers, gelatin, glass and bone glue beads, cloth, metallic thread, horsehair, hemp, silk threads, paint, and shellac varnish. It is a part of the department.

It is credited Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

  • Sidewall (USA)
  • machine-printed, embossed.
  • Gift of Robina Clark.
  • 1939-33-17

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 55.2 × 27.9 × 27.9 cm (21 3/4 in. × 11 in. × 11 in.)

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