A 19th century didactic model of a caterpillar by Dr Auzoux.
The model consists of numerous parts, all of which have miniature labels with numbers that would have referred to a painted explanation of the caterpillar.
It is made of gesso papier-maché and housed in its original pine box. Mid- to late 19th century.
Box: 31in long; 5in deep; 7in high
Caterpillar: 29in long