Morpho Menelaus ‘Blue Morpho’ on pomegranate flower
Taken from ‘Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium’ by Maria Sibylla Merian, a collection of engravings published in 1705, after several years spent studying the insects of Dutch Surinam.
Merian (1647–1717) was a German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, and one of the first naturalists to observe insects directly and study the metamorphosis of butterflies. Her prints were among the first colour images of the New World to become available in Europe, and she greatly influenced the natural artists who followed her.
The pendant setting is made from metal alloy and the glass cabochon measures 30x22mm. Choose a 24” (60cm) antique copper tone chain, or an 18” (45cm) black leather cord or black organza and cotton cord.