A marine specimen: a stingray fish, Italy 1870.
Italy second half 19th century
Taxidermy marine natural Wunderkammer specimen, embalmed Stingray (Raja Clavata). The Specimen is stuffed and mounted over a base that rotates 360 degrees on its own axis and tilts and locked with a double-wing brass hinge. The rotating base is in gray-green lacquered wood. Eyes in glass paste. Italy circa 1870.
28” – 70 CM H 38” – 97 CM L 19” – 49 CM D