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A LARGE MURAL OF FOSSILIZED SAINT-JACQUES SHELLS.

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- 12,000 USD

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A LARGE MURAL OF FOSSILIZED SAINT-JACQUES SHELLS.

A LARGE MURAL OF FOSSILIZED SAINT-JACQUES SHELLS.

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

A LARGE MURAL OF FOSSILIZED SAINT-JACQUES SHELLS.

LACOSTE QUARRY, VAUCLUSE, SOUTHERN FRANCE


Gigantopectens restitutensis, Burdigalien, early Miocene period (20-16 million years ago). An elegant large, ivory-colored mural.

Approx. 78 by 43 3/10 in. (198 by 110 cm.)

Fossilized scallops (Gigantopectens restitutensis), also known as Saint-Jacques shells, are found in the carbonate platforms of the Miocene. It took hundreds of painstaking hours to reveal the delicate fossils — nothing compared to the millions of years taken by nature to create this elegantly sculptural fossil.