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Mariae bunniais
("Maria" "rabbit" "greek nymph, niaid")

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Specimen #01119

Wingspan: 4 inches

Composition: 12 karat gold filled wire, purple niobium wire, #12 surgical steel scalpel blades, bronze treble fishhook

Collection site: Sardis, Lydia

Comments: I created the pseudo-iridescence on the wings using a mini-torch. The point of the flame forces the metal first to a brownish-pink, and then to blue. Careful striping resulted in this pattern. This specimen was requested for someone named Maria, so I incorporated her first name and her nickname in the Latin.

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