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RARE PALM FLOWER AND FISH PLAQUE

Estimate:

35,000

to
- 45,000 USD

RARE PALM FLOWER AND FISH PLAQUE

RARE PALM FLOWER AND FISH PLAQUE

Estimate:

35,000

to
- 45,000 USD

Lot sold:

27,500

USD

RARE PALM FLOWER AND FISH PLAQUE

KEMMERER, GREEN RIVER FORMATION, WYOMING, UNITED STATES


Sabalites poweliil (palm) with Pharoedus encaustus and Notogoneus osculus (fish) (165 x 120 x 4 cm), Eocene (53-33 million years ago). A very finely preserved specimen.


The full inflorescence of the palm tree, surrounded naturally by fossilized fish, including Pharoedus encaustus and Notogoneus osculus. The arrangement has occurred naturally, with no manipulations or restorations. A very aesthetically pleasing mural plaque, which perfectly demonstrates the subtropical climate of the region during the Eocene. The Green River Formation in the United States is internationally known for being the source of the most beautiful fossils in the world. 

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