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Tarantulas, Hummingbird and Ants on a Guava Tree by Maria Sibylla Merian
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Hidden Treasures: Naturalist prints by Maria Sibylla Merian

The Harn Museum of Art collection includes nine hand-colored engravings from one of Maria Sibylla Merian’s (German, 1647–1717) most important publications on the natural world, the Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium (or Insects of Suriname). Merian was an artist, naturalist, and scientist who published books containing lush illustrations of flowers, plants, insects, birds and other animals....

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