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"Jew Lizard", native name "Bid de wang"

Artist: Watling, Thomas
Created: [between 1792 and 1797]
Dimensions: 17.5 x 29.6 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 362

 

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Lizard in profile, facing to the left on a plain background. The body is painted primarily in shades of brown and olive green, with a paler stripe along the side of its belly and grey on the face, overlaid with black and grey linear detail. It has spikes on the back of the head and on the pouch under the chin. The drawing is annotated on the reverse in brown ink.

 

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