The Design Museum is displaying a collection of stunning glass sea creatures. They were created by a father-son team in the late 19th century as anatomical specimens. Since the artists were working from descriptions and shriveled preserved specimens, the level of detail and beauty in the models is particularly amazing.
These were rediscovered in the University of Wisconsin Zoological Museum and restored.
A doliolid (open-ocean tunicate):
A open-ocean octopus:
A soft coral:
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