Specimen, Cake of Cochineal Insects, 1841
This is a Specimen. It is dated 1841. Its medium is cochineal insects in glass jar (a) and original collector's paper tag (b). It is a part of the department.
It is credited
E1463-0, Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology.
Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 17.8 × 14 cm (7 in. × 5 1/2 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature by Design: Cochineal.