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Model, Rosa Canina

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.

Rosa canina, also known as dog rose, is a thorny climbing plant native to Europe, North Africa and western Asia, characterized by pink or white flowers. Traditionally, syrups were made using the rose hips due to their high concentration in vitamin C. The hairs inside the hips, known to cause irritation, have been an ingredient in itching powder.

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

  • Sidewall, Botanical
  • cut and pasted paper with dried foliage on paper support.
  • Gift of Elizabeth Dow Ltd..
  • 1998-66-7

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 44.8 × 38.1 × 34.3 cm (17 5/8 in. × 15 in. × 13 1/2 in.)

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