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Blaschka Snail 3D Model
Model SC-344 of the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology Collection of Blaschka Marine Invertebrates. This is an ~3-inch glass model of a land snail (“Helix pomatia”) known as the Burgundy Snail prized by chefs and gourmets as escargot. According to its EOL page (http://eol.org/pages/449906/overview), it is found in much of Europe, but it is a threatened species and is difficult to cultivate and rarely farmed commercially. The body of the model is glass but the shell is natural. The model was made by the father-and-son team Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka in the late 1800s as one of their educational models shipped to many institutions around the world. The 3D model was made from 308 photographs in 6 orientations on a turntable with processing by Agisoft Photoscan. (model # snail4)