Lot 3083
  • 3083

A FOSSIL FISH PANEL EOCENE, GREEN RIVER FORMATION (50 MILLION YEARS), KEMMERER, WESTERN LINCOLN COUNTY, WYOMING, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA |

Estimate
200,000 - 300,000 HKD
Sold
287,500 HKD
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Description

  • 199.5 by 120 cm, 78 1/2 by 47 1/4  in.
of rectangular form, with two large and thirty-three small fossilised fishes set in a naturally accumulated beige-coloured matrix, the bone structures of the fish crisply preserved, wood frame

Catalogue Note

This impressive mural plaque shows North American life forms which date to the Eocene period. It demonstrates both the extraordinary use of excavation from the matrix and a golden sheen in which the numerous fish fossils seem to evolve in a special aquarium. The excellent fossilisation of the Diplomystus and Knightia fishes species is illustrated in the indisputable decorative aspect where the fishes are shown in their entirety with numerous details. The fossils retain their natural colour which contrasts with that of the sand colour of the matrix. The fish fossils also have the elegant caramel colour of the gangue which is characteristic of its location and thus the excellent conservation of fossils from the Green River Formation which produced, among other fossils, the incomparable leaves of Sabalite palms. This plaque is particularly rare because of its large size.
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